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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in Alabama

Is Alabama a good place for you to work as a Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer?

13.5% Jobs Projection
$39,730 Median Salary
650 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in Alabama are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in Alabama is growing faster than average.

  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in Alabama earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Work in Alabama?

In 2018, there were 5,520 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers working in the state.

There were 5,040 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 480 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in AL Employment Trend

The typical state has 4,170 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers working in it, which means Alabama has more Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers than average.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in AL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.7%.

Job Projections for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: Nation vs. AL

Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 650 annual Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers job openings in Alabama, and 6,470 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 38,700 annual jobs and 381,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ranged from $23,410 to $60,860 with $39,730 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.25 to $29.26. The median hourly rate was $19.1.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.68 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Earnings: AL vs. National Average

Top Alabama Metros for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,440 $40,180
Montgomery, AL 590 $46,350
Mobile, AL 580 $38,970
Huntsville, AL 450 $39,480
Tuscaloosa, AL 330 $45,480
Auburn-Opelika, AL 280 $37,240
Columbus, GA-AL 240 $39,750
Dothan, AL 200 $37,010
Decatur, AL 200 $45,750
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 140 $33,090
Gadsden, AL 60 $43,360

Top States for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Employment

View the list below to see where most Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Florida 29,650 $40,620
California 27,720 $55,140
Texas 25,290 $44,550
New York 19,160 $57,820
Pennsylvania 15,330 $49,920
North Carolina 14,370 $41,820
Virginia 12,690 $49,970
Ohio 11,130 $46,870
Georgia 9,540 $40,490
New Jersey 9,510 $57,640
Michigan 9,100 $46,830
Arizona 8,020 $43,190
Tennessee 7,920 $41,460
Illinois 7,860 $57,660
Massachusetts 7,530 $58,800
Maryland 7,200 $56,910
Missouri 6,600 $45,370
Indiana 6,240 $45,600
Colorado 6,060 $51,880
South Carolina 5,900 $44,570

Below are the states where Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $68,830
Alaska $66,760
Connecticut $62,270
Hawaii $60,070
Massachusetts $58,800
New York $57,820
Illinois $57,660
New Jersey $57,640
Maryland $56,910
California $55,140

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