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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $26.24
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$18.38 $23.78 $30.28
Minnesota
$20.90 $26.24 $33.00
Central Minnesota
$21.75 $24.75 $32.33
Northeast Minnesota
$22.07 $26.34 $29.99
Northwest Minnesota
$18.89 $24.26 $29.16
Southeast Minnesota
$20.52 $24.26 $28.48
Southwest Minnesota
$19.34 $22.77 $26.50
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$21.54 $29.99 $40.94

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 3,920 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,538 new Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 367,900 414,200 46,300 12.6%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 3,234 3,557 323 10%
Central Minnesota 367 435 68 18.5%
Northeast Minnesota 184 192 8 4.3%
Northwest Minnesota 262 281 19 7.3%
Southeast Minnesota 303 345 42 13.9%
Southwest Minnesota 281 291 10 3.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,741 1,906 165 9.5%


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