2017 APR Refrigeration, AC and Heating Tech Program Trends

2017 APR Refrigeration, AC and Heating Tech Program Trends








Occupation Overview
Emsi Q1 2017 Data Set
April 2017

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
2018 - 2022

Datarun
2017.1 – Employees

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Refrigeration, AC and Heating Service Tech 2017 (AED) in Western
Technical College District
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)

SOC

Description

49-9021

Heating, Air
Conditioning,
and
Refrigeration
Mechanics
and Installers

2018
Jobs

2022
Jobs

2018 2022
Change

2018 2022 %
Change

2018 2022
Openings

Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

282

288

6

2%

26

7

$21.87

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Occupation Summary for Refrigeration, AC and Heating Service Tech
2015 (AED)

278

2.1%

$21.87/hr

Jobs (2016)

% Change (2018-2022)

Median Hourly Earnings

5% below National average

Nation: 5.3%

Nation: $22.17/hr

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

282

288

6

2.1%

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change (2018-2022)

% Change (2018-2022)

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

$18.22/hr

$21.87/hr

$26.28/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

Regional Trends

Region

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

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Change

% Change

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Region

2018 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

282

288

6

2.1%

●

Wisconsin

4,970

5,133

163

3.3%

●

United States

304,311

320,589

16,278

5.3%

Regional Breakdown
County

2022 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

211

Monroe County, WI

36

Juneau County, WI

11

Buffalo County, WI

<10

Jackson County, WI

<10

Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender
●

Males

●

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent

Females

275

99.0%

3

1.0%

Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent

●

14-18

1

0.4%

●

19-24

23

8.3%

●

25-34

66

23.8%

●

35-44

76

27.3%

●

45-54

68

24.3%

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Age

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent

●

55-64

●

65+

39

14.0%

6

2.0%

Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity
●

White

●

2016 Jobs 2016 Percent
270

97.1%

Black or African American

3

1.0%

●

Hispanic or Latino

3

1.0%

●

Asian

1

0.4%

●

American Indian or Alaska Native

1

0.2%

●

Two or More Races

1

0.2%

●

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

National Educational Attainment

Education Level

2016 Percent

●

Less than high school diploma

11.7%

●

High school diploma or equivalent

39.5%

●

Some college, no degree

30.9%

●

Associate's degree

13.0%

●

Bachelor's degree

4.1%

●

Master's degree

0.5%

●

Doctoral or professional degree

0.2%

Occupational Programs

2

20

11

Programs (2015)

Completions (2015)

Openings (2015)

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CIP Code

Program

Completions (2015)

47.0201

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

20

15.0501

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

0

Industries Employing Refrigeration, AC and Heating Service Tech
2015 (AED)
Occupation
Jobs in
Industry
(2016)

% of
Occupation
in Industry
(2016)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2016)

183

65.7%

24.2%

Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and
Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment
Manufacturing

15

5.3%

1.0%

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

12

4.4%

3.6%

Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals

<10

2.3%

0.1%

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

<10

2.2%

2.6%

Industry

Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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