Salary for Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

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Refrigeration mechanics and installers diagnose, adjust, inspect and repair problems with refrigerators, both industrial and commercial. This job can sometimes be dangerous as the workers deal with power tools. To be considered for this position, vocational school or related experience is usually necessary. Once hired, one to two of formal on-site training will usually be required before work can begin.

A Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer can receive an average pay level of between $31,910 to $80,820 based on experience and education levels. will normally receive a wage of fifty-three thousand four hundred and ten dollars yearly.

receive the highest salary in Alaska, where they can receive normal pay levels of close to about $79,630. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Utilities, where they can earn wages 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.


Refrigeration 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)