Salary for Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

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Also known as:  Air Conditioning Service Technician, Bulk Cooler Installer, Evaporative Cooler Installer, Furnace Converter, Furnace Fitter, Gas Furnace Installer, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic, Oil Burner Repairer, Oil Furnace Installer, Refrigeration Systems Installer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Heating and air conditioning mechanics and installers diagnose, adjust, inspect and repair problems with heating and air conditioning units in residential homes and businesses. This job is not often dangerous, but workers are required to stand or bend in awkward positions for elongated periods of time. To be considered for this position, vocational training is almost always necessary. Once hired, one to two years of formal on-site training will usually be required before work can begin.

A Heating or Air Conditioning Mechanic or Installer can get salaries in a range of $31,910 - $80,820 depending on experience and education levels. will normally receive a salary of fifty-three thousand four hundred and ten dollars per year.

can get the best compensation in Alaska, which has an average salary rate of near $79,630. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Utilities, where they earn average pay levels of $77,440.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.60 percent nationwide in that time.


Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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