Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians and installers is projected to grow 4% from 2019-2029 based on US Labor statistics. The growing number of sophisticated climate-control systems is expected to increase the demand for qualified HVAC technicians. Climate-control systems generally need replacement after 12-15 years.
- The median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $48,730 or $23.43 per hour in May 2019 (top 10% number is $77,920.00), approximately $9,000 more than the median salary for all other occupations (US Department of Labor).
- The HVAC industry has struggled to meet the demand for qualified technicians; high performing technicians can expect long-term job security and employment opportunities all over the country.
- According to The Department of Labor, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigerator mechanics and installers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.