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HVAC, which stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, is a field which regulates the humidity and temperature of a variety of structures, including homes, office buildings, retail establishments, hospitals, and factories. HVAC technicians, also known as HVAC mechanics and installers, are responsible for installing and/or maintaining the wide array of mechanical, electrical and electronic components that comprise an HVAC system.

Using special tools and equipment, the mechanic needs to be able to maintain, diagnose and correct problems that may occur throughout the entire system.

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HVAC Schools

Although there continue to be mechanics who learn their trade informally on the job, most employers prefer to hire those who have completed formal training and/or an apprenticeship. The U.S. Armed Forces, as well as many junior/community colleges and technical/trade schools, offers 6-month to 2-year programs in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Three agencies have set academic standards for accrediting HVAC schools: the National Center for Construction Education and Research; HVAC Excellence; and the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Completion of these programs along with several additional months of field experience is usually needed to establish proficiency in the trade.

The following are five schools that offer HVAC training programs:

  • Ashworth College: This online program in HVAC training prepares students to take the EPA certification exam. It includes both a study guide and a $75 voucher towards the cost of the exam.
  • Everest Career Training Schools: This program trains students to become professional HVAC technicians in about a year. With locations across the country, Everest offers modern tools and instructors with professional experience in the field.
  • Lincoln Tech: Several of Lincoln Tech's campuses across the country offer the HVAC training program. The program covers green alternatives to heating and cooling systems, preparing students for environmental changes in the field.
  • Penn Foster Career School: This school offers a career diploma in HVAC and refrigeration. This online program can be completed in as little as five months, and prepares students for a career as an HVAC technician.
  • Remington College: This college's campuses in Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; and Memphis, Tennessee currently offer a diploma program in HVAC technician training.

HVAC Technician Education Requirements

Though the HVAC technician education requirements vary from state to state, most mechanics specialize in either installation or maintenance and repair. Many of them specialize in a singular element of HVAC (e.g., heating work or air-conditioning) or in one type of equipment (e.g., solar panels, commercial refrigeration, or water-based heating systems). Despite their specializations, mechanics are trained to install and service both residential and commercial systems. In these programs, students learn about proper installation and repair of many different mechanical systems, including:

  • Furnaces
  • Metal and fiberglass ducting
  • Compressors
  • Motors
  • Switches
  • Fans
  • Piping
  • Electrical systems and electrical components

    HVAC technician programs also teach students how to use of a wide variety of hand tools, such as tin snips, wrenches, torches, and pipe cutters, as well as various testing devices (hydrometers, voltmeters, pressure gauges) to measure different flow rates and pressures.

    HVAC Technician Apprenticeships and Training

    In addition to HVAC technician training that takes place in the classroom, there are also formal apprenticeship programs, frequently sponsored by local chapters of associations and trade unions. These apprenticeships normally last three to five years and combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Applicants for apprenticeships must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprenticeship programs are usually a pathway to certification and licensure. During HVAC technician training, students typically learn the following skills:

    • Reading blueprints
    • Safety
    • Theory and design of heating and ventilation systems
    • Refrigeration products
    • Equipment construction
    • Installation, maintenance, and repair
    • Mechanical drawing

      After either formal or on-the-job training, HVAC technicians can go on to attain licensing, which is required in some states. Requirements for licensure vary widely but always include passing some type of test, the contents of which vary by state or locality. In addition, those whose job requires working with refrigerants must be certified in their proper handling. Certification for purchasing and handling refrigerants requires mechanics to pass a written examination specific to the type of work in which they specialize.

      Resources for HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Sources:

      1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm
      2. Ashworth College, https://www.ashworthcollege.edu/career-diplomas/heating-air-conditioning/
      3. Everest Career Training Schools, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/hvac
      4. Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/careers/skilled-trades/hvac
      5. PennFoster Career School, https://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/hvac-technician-career-diploma
      6. Remington College, http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/hvac-technician-training-school/

      Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
      HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in HVAC Mechanics and Installers jobs , as of 2015

      Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

           
      Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Birmingham 1220 $38,160
      Hoover 1220 $38,160
      Mobile 760 $37,570
      Huntsville 370 $37,610
      Montgomery 290 $43,070
      Daphne 250 $31,710
      Fairhope 250 $31,710
      Foley 250 $31,710
      Tuscaloosa 230 $37,890
      Muscle Shoals 180 $36,630
      Florence 180 $36,630
      Decatur 160 $36,550
      Auburn 140 $35,690
      Opelika 140 $35,690
      Dothan 130 $35,540
      Oxford 90 $29,920
      Jacksonville 90 $29,920
      Anniston 90 $29,920
      Gadsden 40 $38,580
           
      Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Anchorage 160 $63,240
      Fairbanks 30 $69,990
           
      Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Scottsdale 4670 $41,190
      Mesa 4670 $41,190
      Phoenix 4670 $41,190
      Tucson 1140 $49,060
      Prescott 220 $37,940
      Yuma 210 $44,850
      Douglas 100 $32,090
      Sierra Vista 100 $32,090
      Flagstaff 80 $41,020
      Lake Havasu City N/A $27,230
      Kingman N/A $27,230
           
      Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Conway 1000 $36,770
      North Little Rock 1000 $36,770
      Little Rock 1000 $36,770
      Jonesboro 100 $31,330
      Hot Springs N/A $34,520
           
      Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Los Angeles 7600 $50,960
      Long Beach 7600 $50,960
      Anaheim 7600 $50,960
      San Bernardino 2630 $47,190
      Riverside 2630 $47,190
      Ontario 2630 $47,190
      Hayward 2020 $57,780
      San Francisco 2020 $57,780
      Oakland 2020 $57,780
      Carlsbad 1830 $54,630
      San Diego 1830 $54,630
      Roseville 1700 $48,240
      Arcade 1700 $48,240
      Arden 1700 $48,240
      Sacramento 1700 $48,240
      Sunnyvale 790 $75,570
      Santa Clara 790 $75,570
      San Jose 790 $75,570
      Fresno 630 $41,690
      Thousand Oaks 530 $45,270
      Oxnard 530 $45,270
      Ventura 530 $45,270
      Bakersfield 480 $50,730
      Lodi 400 $42,980
      Stockton 400 $42,980
      Modesto 280 $38,280
      Paso Robles 220 $29,250
      Arroyo Grande 220 $29,250
      San Luis Obispo 220 $29,250
      Santa Rosa 210 $59,990
      Vallejo 200 $36,750
      Fairfield 200 $36,750
      Visalia 150 $52,730
      Porterville 150 $52,730
      Salinas 140 $63,780
      Redding 120 $47,990
      Merced 90 $49,150
      Madera 80 $42,770
      Chico 80 $45,580
      El Centro 80 $51,740
      Yuba City 70 $49,030
      Hanford 50 $48,940
      Corcoran 50 $48,940
      Santa Maria N/A $47,520
      Santa Barbara N/A $47,520
      Watsonville N/A $48,400
      Santa Cruz N/A $48,400
           
      Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Aurora 3180 $55,090
      Lakewood 3180 $55,090
      Denver 3180 $55,090
      Colorado Springs 430 $53,040
      Boulder 260 $49,740
      Greeley 170 $58,990
      Grand Junction 110 $54,720
      Pueblo 80 $47,520
      Fort Collins N/A $55,430
           
      Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Hartford 1190 $54,670
      East Hartford 1190 $54,670
      West Hartford 1190 $54,670
      Bridgeport 690 $57,770
      Norwalk 690 $57,770
      Stamford 690 $57,770
      New Haven 540 $56,500
      Danbury 300 $48,580
      Waterbury 150 $55,760
           
      Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Dover N/A $44,850
           
      Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Miami 7200 $40,000
      West Palm Beach 7200 $40,000
      Fort Lauderdale 7200 $40,000
      Tampa 5530 $35,940
      Clearwater 5530 $35,940
      St. Petersburg 5530 $35,940
      Kissimmee 3390 $38,890
      Sanford 3390 $38,890
      Orlando 3390 $38,890
      Jacksonville 1530 $40,290
      Cape Coral 1380 $35,110
      Fort Myers 1380 $35,110
      Sarasota 890 $38,100
      Bradenton 890 $38,100
      North Port 890 $38,100
      Titusville 680 $36,310
      Melbourne 680 $36,310
      Palm Bay 680 $36,310
      Ormond Beach 660 $31,390
      Daytona Beach 660 $31,390
      Deltona 660 $31,390
      Lakeland 630 $35,020
      Winter Haven 630 $35,020
      Pensacola 570 $36,990
      Ferry Pass 570 $36,990
      Brent 570 $36,990
      Crestview 430 $37,100
      Fort Walton Beach 430 $37,100
      Destin 430 $37,100
      Marco Island 410 $40,730
      Immokalee 410 $40,730
      Naples 410 $40,730
      Port St. Lucie 380 $36,870
      Tallahassee 380 $37,540
      Sebastian 350 $34,110
      Vero Beach 350 $34,110
      Panama City 350 $34,810
      Gainesville 290 $38,990
      Punta Gorda 240 $38,030
      The Villages 80 $34,790
      Sebring 40 $34,930
      Homosassa Springs N/A $33,530
      Ocala N/A $37,290
           
      Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Sandy Springs 5580 $44,560
      Atlanta 5580 $44,560
      Roswell 5580 $44,560
      Savannah 510 $42,620
      Clarke County 250 $31,130
      Athens 250 $31,130
      Macon 160 N/A
      Valdosta 150 $35,780
      Albany 150 $36,770
      Gainesville 140 $44,460
      Warner Robins 130 $37,450
      Rome 90 $38,690
      Hinesville 60 $43,330
      Brunswick N/A $30,480
      Dalton N/A $35,760
           
      Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Urban Honolulu 570 $62,450
      Lahaina N/A $49,220
      Wailuku N/A $49,220
      Kahului N/A $49,220
           
      Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Boise City 620 $38,970
      Coeur d'Alene 230 $37,560
      Idaho Falls 150 $25,500
      Pocatello 90 $38,500
           
      Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Peoria 240 $56,210
      Bloomington 220 $41,370
      Springfield 180 $61,320
      Rockford 130 $50,670
      Decatur 120 $43,840
      Kankakee 120 $52,520
      Champaign 110 $47,810
      Urbana 110 $47,810
           
      Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Anderson 1720 $48,680
      Carmel 1720 $48,680
      Indianapolis 1720 $48,680
      Fort Wayne 310 $44,470
      Elkhart 200 $41,630
      Goshen 200 $41,630
      Kokomo 160 $33,320
      Terre Haute 150 $36,440
      Lafayette 110 $40,710
      West Lafayette 110 $40,710
      Michigan City 100 $43,010
      La Porte 100 $43,010
      Columbus 60 $37,170
      Muncie N/A $43,760
      Bloomington N/A $51,050
           
      Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      West Des Moines 1230 $50,460
      Des Moines 1230 $50,460
      Cedar Rapids 280 $53,490
      Waterloo 160 $43,960
      Cedar Falls 160 $43,960
      Ames 150 $45,520
      Iowa City 150 $57,620
      Dubuque 90 $48,770
           
      Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Wichita 730 $44,570
      Manhattan 170 $42,700
      Topeka 160 $57,550
      Lawrence 90 $43,940
           
      Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Lexington 750 $38,560
      Fayette 750 $38,560
      Bowling Green 170 $37,870
      Owensboro 70 $44,530
      Fort Knox N/A $36,990
      Elizabethtown N/A $36,990
           
      Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      New Orleans 1340 $39,150
      Metairie 1340 $39,150
      Baton Rouge 730 $43,290
      Lafayette 550 $38,900
      Bossier City 330 $42,580
      Shreveport 330 $42,580
      Houma 180 $43,250
      Thibodaux 180 $43,250
      Hammond 100 $37,980
      Monroe 50 $53,640
      Alexandria 50 $54,090
      Lake Charles N/A $35,660
           
      Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      South Portland 800 $51,910
      Portland 800 $51,910
      Bangor 210 $42,610
      Auburn 190 $43,730
      Lewiston 190 $43,730
           
      Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Baltimore 2280 $53,470
      Towson 2280 $53,470
      Columbia 2280 $53,470
      Lexington Park 130 $48,090
      California 130 $48,090
           
      Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Barnstable Town 310 $52,440
      Pittsfield 140 $42,900
      Gardner 80 $51,810
      Leominster 80 $51,810
           
      Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Warren 3920 $47,030
      Detroit 3920 $47,030
      Dearborn 3920 $47,030
      Grand Rapids 1110 $45,370
      Wyoming 1110 $45,370
      East Lansing 400 $36,630
      Lansing 400 $36,630
      Ann Arbor 280 $57,570
      Portage 260 $45,000
      Kalamazoo 260 $45,000
      Flint 240 $49,010
      Muskegon 170 $45,940
      Jackson 100 $42,680
      Battle Creek 70 $45,450
      Bay City 60 $38,990
      Monroe 60 $41,310
      Niles N/A $41,940
      Benton Harbor N/A $41,940
      Saginaw N/A $63,250
           
      Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      St. Cloud 120 $46,470
      Rochester 110 $47,320
      North Mankato 80 $51,180
      Mankato 80 $51,180
           
      Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Jackson 490 $38,010
      Gulfport 240 $36,220
      Pascagoula 240 $36,220
      Biloxi 240 $36,220
      Hattiesburg 90 $38,280
           
      Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Springfield 410 $42,580
      Columbia 220 $52,330
      Jefferson City 60 N/A
      Joplin N/A $53,920
           
      Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Billings 180 $44,100
      Missoula 170 $35,340
      Great Falls 50 $50,460
           
      Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Lincoln 360 $48,850
      Grand Island N/A $44,690
           
      Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Paradise 1390 $55,850
      Henderson 1390 $55,850
      Las Vegas 1390 $55,850
      Reno 270 $51,850
      Carson City 130 $44,850
           
      Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Manchester 420 $57,840
           
      Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Trenton 320 $55,070
      Atlantic City 280 $51,130
      Hammonton 280 $51,130
      Vineland 140 $39,630
      Bridgeton 140 $39,630
      Ocean City 60 $44,770
           
      Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Albuquerque 560 $43,940
      Las Cruces 100 $38,990
      Farmington 50 $37,610
      Santa Fe N/A $43,420
           
      Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Rochester 930 $44,490
      Albany 750 $45,320
      Schenectady 750 $45,320
      Troy 750 $45,320
      Syracuse 660 $47,480
      Niagara Falls 650 $40,440
      Cheektowaga 650 $40,440
      Buffalo 650 $40,440
      Binghamton 280 $42,290
      Utica 170 $38,520
      Rome 170 $38,520
      Kingston 120 $43,980
      Glens Falls 110 $39,040
      Elmira 60 $33,680
      Watertown 60 $44,210
      Fort Drum 60 $44,210
      Ithaca 50 $52,170
           
      Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Raleigh 2010 $42,810
      Greensboro 1330 $38,920
      High Point 1330 $38,920
      Asheville 540 $38,170
      Durham 540 $49,270
      Chapel Hill 540 $49,270
      Winston 510 $39,450
      Salem 510 $39,450
      Wilmington 400 $40,120
      Fayetteville 350 $42,710
      Lenoir 280 $35,860
      Hickory 280 $35,860
      Morganton 280 $35,860
      Greenville 190 $42,500
      New Bern 140 $36,670
      Goldsboro 110 $35,020
      Jacksonville 100 $38,190
      Rocky Mount 100 $41,750
      Burlington N/A $41,000
           
      Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Bismarck 210 $47,020
           
      Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Elyria 2350 $46,070
      Cleveland 2350 $46,070
      Columbus 1670 $45,220
      Dayton 940 $43,730
      Akron 790 $42,010
      Toledo 460 $40,850
      Lima 230 $39,020
      Canton 150 $45,640
      Massillon 150 $45,640
      Mansfield 120 $38,350
      Springfield 70 $43,010
           
      Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Oklahoma City 1440 $44,790
      Tulsa 1250 $44,230
      Lawton 130 $40,390
           
      Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Salem 420 $40,880
      Albany 130 $45,080
      Redmond 120 $43,720
      Bend 120 $43,720
      Eugene 120 $52,980
      Medford 90 $41,820
      Grants Pass 60 $36,360
      Corvallis 50 $46,580
           
      Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Pittsburgh 2730 $43,770
      Lancaster 870 $46,590
      Harrisburg 620 $44,040
      Carlisle 620 $44,040
      Reading 600 $43,580
      York 510 $47,790
      Hanover 510 $47,790
      Hazleton 410 $45,270
      Scranton 410 $45,270
      Barre 410 $45,270
      Wilkes 410 $45,270
      State College 250 $37,250
      Chambersburg 230 $46,780
      Waynesboro 230 $46,780
      Erie 180 $50,400
      Altoona 150 $38,550
      East Stroudsburg 140 $44,230
      Lebanon 120 $44,460
      Johnstown 90 $30,540
      Williamsport 80 $39,580
      Gettysburg 40 $36,240
      Bloomsburg N/A $37,960
      Berwick N/A $37,960
           
      Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Carolina 990 $22,340
      Caguas 990 $22,340
      San Juan 990 $22,340
      Ponce 60 $19,610
      Mayag´┐Żez 50 $24,370
      Arecibo 40 $18,070
      Isabela 40 $18,470
      Aguadilla 40 $18,470
           
      Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Columbia 1170 $39,000
      Anderson 640 $42,940
      Mauldin 640 $42,940
      Greenville 640 $42,940
      North Charleston 600 $48,520
      Charleston 600 $48,520
      Spartanburg 340 $36,940
      Florence 240 $30,920
      Bluffton 140 $48,510
      Beaufort 140 $48,510
      Hilton Head Island 140 $48,510
      Sumter 60 $30,680
           
      Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Sioux Falls 290 $49,900
      Rapid City 270 $40,510
           
      Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Franklin 2310 $43,840
      Davidson 2310 $43,840
      Murfreesboro 2310 $43,840
      Nashville 2310 $43,840
      Knoxville 1300 $38,890
      Johnson City 170 $30,480
      Jackson 110 $37,030
      Cleveland 100 $35,190
      Morristown 30 $31,420
           
      Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Fort Worth 5480 $42,970
      Dallas 5480 $42,970
      Arlington 5480 $42,970
      Sugar Land 5440 $44,910
      The Woodlands 5440 $44,910
      Houston 5440 $44,910
      San Antonio 2440 $40,250
      New Braunfels 2440 $40,250
      Austin 2060 $38,780
      Round Rock 2060 $38,780
      El Paso 610 $36,120
      Corpus Christi 460 $41,490
      Killeen 420 $35,910
      Temple 420 $35,910
      McAllen 390 $34,660
      Mission 390 $34,660
      Edinburg 390 $34,660
      Amarillo 310 $45,830
      Lubbock 290 $39,100
      Waco 260 $34,270
      Port Arthur 220 $42,870
      Beaumont 220 $42,870
      Harlingen 190 $31,860
      Brownsville 190 $31,860
      Longview 170 $39,350
      Tyler 160 $40,940
      San Angelo 140 $41,680
      Laredo 130 $29,370
      Wichita Falls 130 $35,960
      Midland 110 $36,530
      Bryan 110 $43,270
      College Station 110 $43,270
      Odessa 90 $43,200
      Victoria 80 $38,060
      Abilene 60 $41,110
      Sherman N/A $37,440
      Denison N/A $37,440
           
      Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Salt Lake City 1180 $53,480
      Provo 550 $46,500
      Orem 550 $46,500
      Ogden 480 $43,760
      Clearfield 480 $43,760
      St. George N/A $31,560
           
      Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      South Burlington 300 $52,960
      Burlington 300 $52,960
           
      Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Richmond 1750 $45,980
      Roanoke 540 $43,270
      Lynchburg 420 $38,780
      Charlottesville 310 $43,590
      Staunton 180 $33,080
      Waynesboro 180 $33,080
      Harrisonburg 150 $46,650
      Radford 80 $38,930
      Blacksburg 80 $38,930
      Christiansburg 80 $38,930
           
      Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Bellevue 2020 $60,960
      Tacoma 2020 $60,960
      Seattle 2020 $60,960
      Spokane 380 $40,180
      Spokane Valley 380 $40,180
      Yakima 250 $45,750
      Richland 240 $56,020
      Kennewick 240 $56,020
      Silverdale 210 $54,120
      Bremerton 210 $54,120
      Olympia 200 $46,920
      Tumwater 200 $46,920
      Bellingham 190 $48,390
      Mount Vernon 60 $52,340
      Anacortes 60 $52,340
      Walla Walla 40 $46,540
      Longview N/A $41,430
           
      Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Charleston 270 $44,260
      Morgantown 250 $37,400
      Vienna 100 $33,970
      Parkersburg 100 $33,970
      Beckley 60 $31,700
           
      Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      West Allis 1210 $49,070
      Waukesha 1210 $49,070
      Milwaukee 1210 $49,070
      Madison 610 $47,850
      Green Bay 410 $43,830
      Appleton 210 $45,550
      Fond du Lac 180 $46,450
      Eau Claire 160 $59,080
      Janesville 150 $44,620
      Beloit 150 $44,620
      Wausau 130 $46,170
      Neenah 70 $51,830
      Oshkosh 70 $51,830
      Racine N/A $48,390
      Sheboygan N/A $70,100
           
      Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
      Casper 110 $51,500
      Cheyenne 100 $49,270

      Career Stories (Job Profiles) for HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      To find out more about building a career as Hvac Mechanics, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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      Most Popular Industries for :
      HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

      Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

      Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
      Construction Trades 178,740 68% $37,970
      Non-store Retailers 11,710 4% $41,670
      Durable Goods Wholesale 11,140 4% $45,130
      Maintenance And Repair 10,410 3% $42,520
      Education 9,760 3% $42,600
      Government 8,680 3% $47,120
      Office Services And Staffing 3,600 1% $35,940
      Hospital 3,250 1% $47,220
      Real Estate 3,040 1% $44,830
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