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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
Southeast Minnesota 38033$30.98/hr$19.23/hr$24.04/hr$30.43/hr$37.75/hr$43.98/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities600$38.18/hr
Financial Activities20$30.78/hr
Professional and Business Services80$21.40/hr
Education and Health Services30$31.66/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$30.83/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$31.85/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$30.08/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$30.75/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 130$30.57/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$30.25/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$30.17/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 150$30.27/hr3.3%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$29.74/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 180$30.92/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 190$30.83/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 270$30.53/hr5.4%
Southeast Balance of State 270$30.27/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 330$29.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 360$29.94/hr1.4%
Southeast Minnesota 380$30.43/hr5.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 400$30.44/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 530$30.83/hr4.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,400$32.05/hr2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,760$32.01/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,140$31.27/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.