Dept. of Labor Statistics

According to the US Department of Labor

Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 28 percent during the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Salaries in 2009

Location Pay Period 10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $12.38 $15.42 $19.76 $25.80 $31.53
Yearly $25,800 $32,100 $41,100 $53,700 $65,600
Arkansas Hourly $10.79 $13.55 $16.74 $20.92 $27.60
Yearly $22,400 $28,200 $34,800 $43,500 $57,400

Salaries in 2009

Local government $22.79
Hardware, and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers $22.18
Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance $20.83
Direct selling establishments $20.03
Building equipment contractors $18.26
SOC Code: 49-9021

CIP Code: 47.0201: Air Conditioning

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