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CAREER OVERVIEW

Install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Installs equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. Determines causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. Repairs machines or systems using the needed tools. Performs routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

AVERAGE SALARY

  • $55,650 (annually)
  • $26.75 (hourly)

SALARY RANGES

  • $43,480 – $79,500 (annually)
  • $20.90 – $38.22 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.

VIDEO SOURCE: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration on careeronestop.org