2012-AC,Heating and Refrig-Program Trend

2012-AC,Heating and Refrig-Program Trend








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Occupation Report
April 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Sheet metal workers (SOC 47-2211)
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and
installers (SOC 49-9021)

Education Level
Long-term on-the-job training
Postsecondary vocational award

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

474
503
29
6.11%
65
$18.52

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

474
9,996
484,490

2017
Change
Jobs
503
10,323
507,582

29
327
23,092

%
Change
6%
3%
5%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$18.52
$20.61
$19.28

Openin
gs
65
1,177
62,085

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
238221
238222
333415
930000
911000
811310
238911

Name
Residential plumbing and HVAC contractors
Nonresidential plumbing and HVAC contractors
Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment
and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration
Equipment Manufacturing
Local government
Federal government, civilian, except postal service
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and
Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic)
Repair and Maintenance
Residential site preparation contractors

2013
Jobs
128
62

2017
Jobs
145
68

17
6

%
Change
13%
10%

52

49

-3

-6%

14
12

13
12

-1
0

-7%
0%

12

12

0

0%

11

12

1

9%

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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Description
Code
47-2211 Sheet metal workers
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration
49-9021
mechanics and installers
Total

2013
Jobs
148

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
150
18

2011 Median Hourly
Earnings
$18.61

326

353

48

$18.47

474

503

65

$18.52

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
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by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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