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What You Need to Know About Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer

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

Other HACR Mechanic or Installer Job Titles

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Air Conditioning Service Technician
  • Stoker Installer
  • Oil Furnace Installer
  • Evaporative Cooler Installer

Is There Job Demand for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 332,900 jobs in the United States for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 48,800 new jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer by 2026. There will be an estimated 38,700 positions for HACR Mechanic or Installer per year.

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The states with the most job growth for HACR Mechanic or Installer are Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Vermont, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

HACR Mechanic or Installer Salary

The salary for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ranges between about $29,460 and $76,230 a year.

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers who work in District of Columbia, Alaska, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

How much do Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $41,020
Alaska $66,290
Arizona $46,040
Arkansas $40,270
California $58,130
Colorado $53,460
Connecticut $64,180
Delaware $51,360
District of Columbia $69,610
Florida $42,630
Georgia $41,940
Hawaii $61,670
Idaho $42,640
Illinois $59,590
Indiana $47,770
Iowa $51,330
Kansas $51,250
Kentucky $42,150
Louisiana $43,640
Maine $50,280
Maryland $58,900
Massachusetts $59,890
Michigan $49,030
Minnesota $52,920
Mississippi $40,890
Missouri $47,710
Montana $48,740
Nebraska $48,580
Nevada $51,590
New Hampshire $51,320
New Jersey $59,630
New Mexico $46,200
New York $59,780
North Carolina $43,190
North Dakota $56,120
Ohio $47,640
Oklahoma $43,810
Oregon $49,940
Pennsylvania $51,870
Rhode Island $52,270
South Carolina $45,240
South Dakota $46,600
Tennessee $43,720
Texas $46,070
Utah $47,950
Vermont $49,980
Virginia $50,210
Washington $58,290
West Virginia $41,110
Wisconsin $52,020
Wyoming $47,320

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Sector

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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers work in the following industries:

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