Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
274,680 1.3 % $22.78 $47,380 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.36 $16.79 $21.69 $27.92 $34.47
Annual Wage (2) $27,790 $34,920 $45,110 $58,070 $71,690


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 196,100 10.35 $22.10 $45,970
Direct Selling Establishments 9,070 6.84 $23.93 $49,770
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,710 3.22 $24.87 $51,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,290 3.05 $24.72 $51,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,320 0.18 $24.57 $51,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 196,100 10.35 $22.10 $45,970
Direct Selling Establishments 9,070 6.84 $23.93 $49,770
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,710 3.22 $24.87 $51,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,290 3.05 $24.72 $51,420
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,930 2.60 $21.81 $45,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 200 0.09 $35.72 $74,290
Educational Support Services 70 0.04 $34.03 $70,790
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 370 0.08 $33.51 $69,700
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers (8) (8) $33.17 $68,990
Natural Gas Distribution 790 0.70 $32.71 $68,040


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 26,390 3.33 1.67 $19.31 $40,160
Texas 21,810 1.88 0.95 $20.59 $42,830
California 21,280 1.37 0.69 $25.51 $53,050
New York 13,330 1.48 0.74 $26.16 $54,410
Pennsylvania 12,700 2.22 1.12 $22.85 $47,530



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,820 4.19 2.10 $24.83 $51,640
Florida 26,390 3.33 1.67 $19.31 $40,160
Maine 1,850 3.12 1.57 $22.26 $46,300
Iowa 4,200 2.75 1.38 $23.80 $49,500
Virginia 9,820 2.67 1.34 $23.01 $47,850



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 300 0.44 0.22 $31.89 $66,320
Alaska 280 0.85 0.43 $30.56 $63,560
Hawaii 730 1.18 0.59 $28.91 $60,120
New Jersey 10,410 2.66 1.34 $27.74 $57,690
Massachusetts 8,340 2.45 1.23 $27.63 $57,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,340 1.60 0.80 $28.00 $58,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,740 1.40 0.70 $25.76 $53,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,580 2.25 1.13 $22.10 $45,970
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,530 4.55 2.28 $18.53 $38,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,440 1.86 0.93 $22.10 $45,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,950 2.05 1.03 $28.12 $58,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,670 2.49 1.25 $21.65 $45,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,100 1.15 0.58 $25.53 $53,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,080 2.32 1.16 $28.87 $60,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,880 1.66 0.84 $22.34 $46,460