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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 30026$29.88/hr$17.90/hr$23.60/hr$30.31/hr$36.27/hr$43.21/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities630$41.47/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services120$20.15/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/A$33.02/hr
Leisure and Hospitality60$30.42/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$32.23/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 50$26.51/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$29.76/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$31.32/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$28.86/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 170$29.89/hr3.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$30.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$31.17/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$31.38/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 240$30.42/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 270$29.99/hr5.4%
Northwest Balance of State 280$30.25/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 300$30.31/hr1.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 340$30.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 380$30.84/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 380$31.16/hr5.0%
Central Minnesota 640$30.84/hr4.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,660$39.78/hr2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,910$39.26/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,490$33.39/hr3.2%

  • Record and report time, materials, faults, deficiencies, or other unusual occurrences on work orders.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, policies, or procedures, such as safety procedures or the maintenance of a clean work area.
  • Keep records of repairs and replacements made and causes of malfunctions.
  • Inspect and test systems to verify system compliance with plans and specifications or to detect and locate malfunctions.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
  • Schedule work with customers and initiate work orders, house requisitions, and orders from stock.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
  • Install expansion and control valves, using acetylene torches and wrenches.
  • Install auxiliary components to heating or cooling equipment, such as expansion or discharge valves, air ducts, pipes, blowers, dampers, flues, or stokers.
  • Discuss heating or cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.