2015 OCT AC,Heating and Refrigeration Technology Program Trends

2015 OCT AC,Heating and Refrigeration Technology Program Trends

Occupation Overview
EMSI Q2 2015 Data Set

AC, Heating & Refrigeration Technology Program
October 2015

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

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Parameters
Occupations
Code

Description

49-9021

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Regions
Code

Description

55011

Buffalo County, WI

55023

Crawford County, WI

55053

Jackson County, WI

55057

Juneau County, WI

55063

La Crosse County, WI

55081

Monroe County, WI

55121

Trempealeau County, WI

55123

Vernon County, WI

Timeframe
2016 - 2020

Datarun
2015.2 – Employees

AC, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (2 yr) 2015 (AED) in 8 Counties
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (SOC 49-9021):Install or repair
heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating
stoves.
Sample of Reported Job Titles: Refrigeration MechanicSystems MechanicService TechnicianMaintenance
MechanicHVAC-R Tech (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician)Refrigeration
TechnicianVRT Mechanic (Variable Retention Time Mechanic)Transportation Refrigeration TechnicianTechnician
Related O*NET Occupations: Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers (49-9021.01)Refrigeration
Mechanics and Installers (49-9021.02)

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2016
Jobs

SOC

Description

49-9021

Heating, Air
Conditioning, and
Refrigeration
Mechanics and
Installers

2020
Jobs

2016 2020
Change

2016 2020 %
Change

Openings

Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

232

242

10

4%

37

9

$23.18

Occupation Summary for AC, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (2
yr) 2015 (AED)

229

4.5%

$23.18/hr

Jobs (2015)

% Change (2016-2020)

Median Hourly Earnings

19% below National average

Nation: 6.3%

Nation: $21.46/hr

Growth for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and
Installers (49-9021)

232

242

10

4.5%

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change (2016-2020)

% Change (2016-2020)

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Percentile Earnings for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
Mechanics and Installers (49-9021)

$19.31/hr

$23.18/hr

$27.55/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

Regional Trends

Region

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

232

242

10

4.3%

●

State

4,710

5,016

306

6.5%

●

Nation

284,483

302,415

17,932

6.3%

●

Western Technical College
District

232

242

10

4.3%

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Regional Breakdown

County

2020 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

184

Monroe County, WI

22

Juneau County, WI

15

Trempealeau County, WI

<10

Buffalo County, WI

<10

Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender
●

Males

●

Females

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent
227

99.1%

2

0.9%

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Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

14-18

1

0.5%

●

19-24

20

8.7%

●

25-34

64

27.9%

●

35-44

61

26.6%

●

45-54

52

22.8%

●

55-64

26

11.5%

●

65+

5

2.0%

Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity
●

White

●

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent
224

97.8%

Hispanic or Latino

2

0.9%

●

Black or African American

1

0.5%

●

Asian

1

0.4%

●

American Indian or Alaska Native

0

0.1%

●

Two or More Races

0

0.1%

●

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

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National Educational Attainment

Education Level

2015 Percent

●

Less than high school diploma

10.6%

●

High school diploma or equivalent

42.6%

●

Some college, no degree

29.8%

●

Associate's degree

12.9%

●

Bachelor's degree

3.5%

●

Master's degree

0.5%

●

Doctoral or professional degree

0.1%

Occupational Programs

2

19

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Programs (2014)

Completions (2014)

Openings (2014)

CIP Code

Program

47.0201

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and
Refrigeration Maintenance
Technology/Technician

19

15.0501

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration Engineering
Technology/Technician

0

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Completions (2014)

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Industries Employing AC, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (2 yr)
2015 (AED)
Occupation
Jobs in
Industry
(2015)

% of
Occupation
in Industry
(2015)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2015)

155

67.7%

21.7%

15

6.5%

0.9%

Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies
Merchant Wholesalers

<10

2.7%

3.2%

Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except
Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance

<10

2.2%

3.1%

Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

<10

2.2%

0.1%

Industry

Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and
Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment
Manufacturing

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Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
Occupation Data
EMSI occupation employment data are based on final EMSI industry data and final EMSI staffing patterns. Wage
estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of
worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage
estimates also affected by county-level EMSI earnings by industry.

Location Quotient
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or
demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region unique in
comparison to the national average.

Institution Data
The institution data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Completers Data
The completers data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Staffing Patterns Data
The staffing pattern data in this report are compiled from several sources using a specialized process. For QCEW
and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker, sources include Occupational Employment Statistics, the National
Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix, and the American Community Survey. For the Self-Employed and
Extended Proprietors classes of worker, the primary source is the American Community Survey, with a small
amount of information from Occupational Employment Statistics.

Industry Data
EMSI industry data have various sources depending on the class of worker. (1) For QCEW Employees, EMSI
primarily uses the QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages), with supplemental estimates from
County Business Patterns and Current Employment Statistics. (2) Non-QCEW employees data are based on a
number of sources including QCEW, Current Employment Statistics, County Business Patterns, BEA State and
Local Personal Income reports, the National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix (NIOEM), the American
Community Survey, and Railroad Retirement Board statistics. (3) Self-Employed and Extended Proprietor classes
of worker data are primarily based on the American Community Survey, Nonemployer Statistics, and BEA State
and Local Personal Income Reports. Projections for QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees are informed by NIOEM
and long-term industry projections published by individual states.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Employment
Projections; Iowa Workforce Development; Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Labor
Market Information and Strategic Initiatives; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development;
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Workforce Information

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