HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning) technicians do work that is critical for the installation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems. With the increase in business and decrease in the workforce as baby boomers reach the end of their careers, HVAC is proving to be a lucrative field to enter. Women, in particular, are needed to fill job vacancies and meet the demands of newly created positions. Take a look at these statistics for HVAC technicians.
HVAC job outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the HVAC job outlook is encouraging. The industry is projected to grow much faster than average between 2018-2028, with 46,300 expected job openings annually. This is an increase of more than 4,000 jobs from last year’s estimation.
HVAC technician salaries
In 2018, the median pay for HVAC technicians was $47,610 per year, or nearly $23 per hour. The top 10 percent of workers earned more than $76,240. HVAC technician salaries are likely to rise based on need, but the general salary range is $41,440 to $53,046. Most of the job growth is due to an increase in commercial and residential business construction, along with an increase in the number of sophisticated climate-control systems and an emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction.HVAC-Statistics-Things-To-Know-WomenofHVAC
Many opportunities are available for women who have HVAC skills. However, it never hurts to have an advocate. Women of HVAC brings awareness of the need for women in the field, showcases those who are already HVAC professionals and provides women with the necessary tools to begin their careers in HVAC skilled trades.