Income Percentiles by Occupation and Education Level

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Total Income: $

Income Percentile Results

Total Income of $10,000 ranks between the 7.4th and 18.5th percentiles for all education levels. These results were estimated off of 368,400 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.

50th Percentile (Median) Income for any Education Level: $42,088
75th Percentile: $61,278
95th Percentile: $96,411
99th Percentile: $140,286

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Income Percentile Stats

  • To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $140,286 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
  • To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $96,411 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.

Income of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers by Highest Education Level

Total Income of $10,000 ranks for education levels. There is not a lot of data for people with Masters Degrees, Professional Degrees, or Doctoral Degrees, so this data may be misleading.:
  • Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 52.6th and 52.6th percentiles.
  • Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 3.6th and 8th percentiles.
  • Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 0th and 12.1th percentiles.
  • Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 8.5th and 18.5th percentiles.
  • Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 7.6th and 19.2th percentiles.

Income Percentile Distribution by Education Level

Highest Level of Education for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers:
  • Other (N/A or Less than HS): 10.7%
  • HS Diploma / GED: 41.1%
  • Associates Degree and Some College: 43%
  • Bachelors Degree: 4.5%
  • Masters Degree: 0.6%
  • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0.1%
  • Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0%

Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors

  • For Engineering undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 9.2th and 18.3th percentiles.
  • For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 6.2th and 14th percentiles.
  • For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 10.4th and 32.1th percentiles.
  • For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 5.1th and 20.1th percentiles.
  • For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 3.5th and 13.1th percentiles.
  • For Engineering Technologies undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 0th and 18.1th percentiles.
  • For Computer and Information Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 31th and 41.6th percentiles.
  • For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 32.1th and 38.9th percentiles.
  • For Physical Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 17.3th and 18.5th percentiles.
  • For Criminal Justice and Fire Protection undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 8.3th and 14.2th percentiles.
Note: The source data only records undergraduate degree majors, even if a person continues to study.

Treemap of Undergraduate Majors

Methodology and Assumptions

This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 368,400 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 7315 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).

Exclusions and Filters Applied:
  • Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
  • High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
  • Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can.
  • The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
  • All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
  • There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
    • Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
    • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
    • Doctoral Degree: PHd