Here’s a sector which continues to grow as newer technologies begin to replace legacy systems. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment can be found in nearly all homes, office buildings, hotels, restaurants, etc. Vehicles of all types, from planes to cars, also utilize their own HVAC systems.
With increasing environmental regulations, technologies must keep up with the policy trends, and therefore there’s always something new to learn. However, those older systems will remain in place for years to come, too, so there are opportunities for work across the board.
Because of the breadth of options, it can be hard to pin down an hourly rate, but roughly speaking, an average is $13.93 – $30.63 an hour, with overtime obviously kicking that up considerably. Again, keep in mind this is a rough range, and specialization can ensure even better pay.
Median Aviation HVAC Mechanic I salary range, for instance, is between $37,324 to $51,037. If you have a small local HVAC company near you talk to them and see what they say.