Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often referred to as HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings.
National Salary & Job Growth
The median annual wage of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $42,530 in May 2010.
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to grow 34 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Rising demand for trained technicians will result in excellent employment opportunities. (1)
Pennsylvania Salary & Job Growth
Entry level salaries in the state of PA begin at $28,380 with an average salary of $43,570. An average of 286 openings per year is expected to 2018. (2)
(1) Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
(2) PA Career Guide, 22nd edition, 2011-2012