HVACR Careers: Choosing the Right State

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training and large numbers of service calls should head to Ohio or California, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR compiled by Emerson.

Ohio tops the list with more than 1,400 certified technicians, a competitive median salary, almost 9,000 openings, and eight accredited trade schools. California comes in second overall but tops the list when it comes to the number of open positions (22,000), certified technicians, and the highest hourly wages.

The ranking draws on HVACR salary and future employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor; trade school locations recognized by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation; heating and cooling degree days calculated at DegreeDays.net; residential home values from Trulia, certified contractors by state from North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and current openings from HVACR Workforce Development Foundation.

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To download the study in PDF, please click here.

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