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Salary for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

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Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers diagnose, adjust, inspect and repair problems with heating, central air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This includes stoves, oil burners and furnaces. This job can sometimes be dangerous as the workers deal with large appliances. To be considered for this position, a high vocational schooling is usually necessary. Once hired, one or two of formal on-site training will usually be required before work can begin.

A Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer can get an average compensation of around 32000 and 48000 depending on the level of seniority. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers earn salaries of Forty Four Thousand Six Hundred dollars per year.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers can expect the most salary in the District of Columbia, where they get average compensation of approximately $56540. These professionals can get the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn an average pay rate of $56450.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.00 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $56,450
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $55,110
Transportation and Warehousing $54,890
Utilities $54,000
Finance and Insurance $50,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $50,660
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $41,790
Construction $43,650
Retail Trade $45,010
Other Services (except Public Administration) $45,580
Educational Services $45,660
Manufacturing $46,620