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 32062$24.18/hr$17.40/hr$20.52/hr$24.26/hr$28.48/hr$30.97/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities480$27.25/hr
Financial Activities20$28.20/hr
Professional and Business Services30$39.59/hr
Education and Health Services40$28.97/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$24.44/hr
Other ServicesN/A$25.40/hr
Public Administration40$28.83/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA 120$24.95/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 130$24.05/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 130$27.11/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 170$28.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 180$31.79/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 250$30.86/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 250$23.37/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 300$25.11/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 320$26.34/hr4.3%
Southeast Minnesota 320$24.26/hr13.9%
Southeast Balance of State 340$23.61/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 410$24.57/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 420$24.26/hr7.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 420$23.92/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 440$22.77/hr3.6%
Central Minnesota 520$24.75/hr18.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,770$29.99/hr9.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,140$27.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,920$26.24/hr10.0%

  • 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.
  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.
  • 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.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
  • Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.
  • Schedule work with customers and initiate work orders, house requisitions, and orders from stock.
  • Perform mechanical overhauls and refrigerant reclaiming.