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HVAC Salary and Wages

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012-13 Edition, median hourly wages and salaries of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installers were $20.98 as of May 2012, with the middle 50 percent earners of the group earning between $16.40 and $27.07 an hour.

Industry sectors employing the largest number of HVAC workers included local government, hardware and equipment supplies merchant wholesalers, commercial and industrial machinery repair and maintenance, and building equipment contractors.

HVAC Salary and Wage Expectations

Starting out, apprentices can usually earn about 50 percent of the salary or wages paid to a more experience worker. As experience is gained and personal skills can be developed, an apprentice can reasonably expect to earn periodic monetary increases until the salary and wage rate of a more experienced worker is realized.

Union Membership

Nearly 15 percent of working heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers belong to a union. The two most prominent unions for HVAC professional membership is the Sheet Metal Workers International Association and the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the Unites States and Canada.

Personal work ethic, professionalism, work attitude and level of experience may be a few of the factors that affect employment opportunities and wages or salaries.

Contact Everest today for more information on how you can prepare for a better future by enrolling in the HVAC training program.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited May 24, 2013).


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