Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers

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Total Workforce

387k

Average Age

39.9

Average Salary

$49,187

Average Male Salary

$49,357

Average Female Salary

$39,516

About

Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers was $49,187 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers by wage are Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, Machinists, and Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers are Annandale, West Falls Church & Bailey's Crossroads PUMA, VA, Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, and St. Lucie County (South) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers are Pima County (West) PUMA, AZ, Annandale, West Falls Church & Bailey's Crossroads PUMA, VA, and West Valley City (Central), Salt Lake City (South Central) & Kearns PUMA, UT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers are paid most in St. Cloud City PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Pima County (West) PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,187

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,350

In 2018, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers earned an average of $49,187, $4,702 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists make somewhat more than Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers while Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.304

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, by number of employees, are Construction, Elementary & secondary schools, and Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance.

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Industries by Share

387k

2018 Workforce

± 15,251

-0.0501%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.58%

The number of people employed as Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers has been declining at a rate of -0.0501%, from 387,085 people in 2017 to 386,891 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers at  78.3%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 2.4% and Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 2.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers in the US. The average age of male Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers in the workforce is 39.9 and of female Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers is White.

Gender Composition

380k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 15,119

6.69k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,008

98.3% of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

82.8% of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.25% of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers.

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Age by Gender

39.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.51

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.07

The median age of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers is 39.9, and Male employees are generally 0.725 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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