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

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

15.0% Jobs Projection
$40,490 Median Salary
1,160 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in Georgia 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 Georgia is growing faster than average.

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

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

In Georgia, there were 9,540 people working as Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in the year 2018.

There were 8,350 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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

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

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.7%.

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

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,160 annual job openings, and 11,440 total jobs in 2026 for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in this state.

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 Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ranged from $26,590 to $60,010 with $40,490 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.78 to $28.85. The median hourly rate was $19.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.25 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.78.

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

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

Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,760 $41,390
Chattanooga, TN-GA 630 $50,020
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 620 $42,250
Savannah, GA 350 $44,190
Gainesville, GA 330 $39,000
Warner Robins, GA 280 $31,010
Columbus, GA-AL 240 $39,750
Athens-Clarke County, GA 180 $38,710
Rome, GA 110 $43,840
Brunswick, GA 110 $34,680
Albany, GA 60 $41,810
Dalton, GA 60 $45,780
Hinesville, GA 60 $44,050

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

The table below shows the states 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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