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What is a HACR Mechanic or Installer?

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

Types of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

  • Oil Burner Repairer
  • Bulk Cooler Installer
  • Air Conditioning Service Technician
  • Gas Furnace Installer
  • Furnace Converter

HACR Mechanic or Installer Employment Estimates

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 332,900 jobs in the United States for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.7% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 48,800 new jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers by 2026. There will be an estimated 38,700 positions for HACR Mechanic or Installer per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers are Florida, Texas, and California.

Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Alaska, or Vermont. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a HACR Mechanic or Installer Make?

The salary for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ranges between about $29,460 and $76,230 a year. The median salary for this occupation is $47,610.

Salary Ranges for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

District of Columbia

$69,610

Alaska

$66,290

Connecticut

$64,180

Hawaii

$61,670

Massachusetts

$59,890

New York

$59,780

New Jersey

$59,630

Illinois

$59,590

Maryland

$58,900

Washington

$58,290

California

$58,130

North Dakota

$56,120

Colorado

$53,460

Minnesota

$52,920

Rhode Island

$52,270

Wisconsin

$52,020

Pennsylvania

$51,870

Nevada

$51,590

Delaware

$51,360

Iowa

$51,330

New Hampshire

$51,320

Kansas

$51,250

Maine

$50,280

Virginia

$50,210

Vermont

$49,980

Oregon

$49,940

Michigan

$49,030

Montana

$48,740

Nebraska

$48,580

Utah

$47,950

Indiana

$47,770

Missouri

$47,710

Ohio

$47,640

Wyoming

$47,320

South Dakota

$46,600

New Mexico

$46,200

Texas

$46,070

Arizona

$46,040

South Carolina

$45,240

Oklahoma

$43,810

Tennessee

$43,720

Louisiana

$43,640

North Carolina

$43,190

Idaho

$42,640

Florida

$42,630

Kentucky

$42,150

Georgia

$41,940

West Virginia

$41,110

Alabama

$41,020

Mississippi

$40,890

Arkansas

$40,270

Where Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Are Employed

HACR Mechanic or Installer Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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