Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

About this Career Path

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

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Environment

HVACR technicians repair heating and cooling systems for varieties of buildings. These can include homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, and factories. They may work indoors or outdoors depending on the location of the system needing repairs, which may sometimes be in a smaller workspace. Some technicians will work nights and weekends, if services are needed. 

Salary Breakdown

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

$53,410

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$31,910

ENTRY LEVEL

$50,590

MID LEVEL

$80,820

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

7,366

Current Available Jobs

399,400

Projected job openings through 2030

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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Top Expected Tasks

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

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KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

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KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

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KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

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KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

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KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

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SKILL

Operations Monitoring

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SKILL

Critical Thinking

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SKILL

Troubleshooting

S

SKILL

Installation

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SKILL

Reading Comprehension

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ABILITY

Near Vision

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ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

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ABILITY

Finger Dexterity