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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. 


  • $53,460 (annually)
  • $25.70 (hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $34,967 - $77,330 (annually)
  • $16.18 - $37.18 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.


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