The number of Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics grew moderately over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years:
from 26,700 in 2017 to 28,600 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 19,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- Size: This is a large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Construction; Other Services; and Manufacturing.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,500 per week (higher than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (89.8%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43.7 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 1.5% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in some locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.