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

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11.5% Jobs Projection
$49,970 Median Salary
1,330 Job Openings

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

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

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

There were approximately 12,690 workers employed as Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in this state in 2018.

There were 11,690 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,000 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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

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

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.7%.

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

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,330 annual job openings, and 13,250 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ranged from $28,660 to $73,650 with $49,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.78 to $35.41. The median hourly rate was $24.02.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

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

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

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,390 $57,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,120 $49,740
Richmond, VA 2,370 $50,790
Roanoke, VA 470 $39,410
Lynchburg, VA 450 $46,000
Charlottesville, VA 350 $44,830
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 270 $35,850
Harrisonburg, VA 260 $47,900
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 110 $41,060
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 100 $43,780
Winchester, VA-WV 90 $45,830

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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