All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $45,903
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $18.66
    Median: $22.12
    Experienced: $25.39
  • Growth (2014-2019)9%
  • Openings (2014-2019)90
  • Current Employment 2,073
  • Projected Employment 2,150
  • Typical Entry-level Education Postsecondary non-degree award

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • HVAC
  • Repair
  • Blueprints
  • Power Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Troubleshooting
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Writing
  • Customer Service
  • Communication

occupational tasks

  • 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
  • Join pipes or tubing to equipment and to fuel, water or refrigerant source, to form complete circuit
  • Reassemble and test equipment following repairs
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components or wiring

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)