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.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Plumbing, Heating, Air-Conditioning
  2. Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,700 18.91 11.45 22.65 39,340 23,820 47,110
Joplin MSA 90 12.21 9.33 13.65 25,390 19,400 28,390
Columbia MSA 90 15.95 11.84 18.00 33,170 24,630 37,440
St Joseph MSA 10 18.43 16.42 19.44 38,340 34,160 40,440
Springfield MSA 240 14.15 10.88 15.78 29,430 22,630 32,820
St Louis MSA 2,290 20.91 13.22 24.76 43,500 27,490 51,510
Kansas City* 660 18.09 12.14 21.07 37,626 25,242 43,818
Central Region* 360 14.74 10.18 17.01 30,649 21,174 35,386
Northwest Region* 20 17.60 14.21 19.29 36,603 29,567 40,122
Ozark Region* 280 13.92 10.73 15.51 28,946 22,322 32,258
South Central Region* 20 14.33 9.07 16.95 29,797 18,859 35,266
Southeast Region* 130 14.28 10.34 16.25 29,700 21,500 33,800
Southwest Region* 110 12.70 9.42 14.35 26,422 19,589 29,839
St. Louis City* 410 20.67 14.86 23.58 42,993 30,907 49,037
St. Louis County* 1,010 21.23 12.05 25.81 44,151 25,067 53,693
West Central Region* 50 14.74 9.32 17.45 30,653 19,377 36,291
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 20 18.49 13.06 21.21 38,463 27,163 44,114

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,880 4,800 920 23.71 133 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,350 1,620 270 20.00 42 Good
St Louis MSA 2,160 2,710 550 25.46 79 Outstanding
Central Region* 470 560 90 19.15 14 Great
Northwest Region* 140 170 30 21.43 1 Good
Ozark Region* 380 510 130 34.21 17 Great
Southeast Region* 270 320 50 18.52 8 Good
Southwest Region* 150 180 30 20.00 5 Good
West Central Region* 160 180 20 12.50 4 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)