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Installer Air Conditioning (Residential) Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$63,951 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Installer Air Conditioning (Residential) is $63,951 a year and $31 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Installer Air Conditioning (Residential) is between $46,842 and $78,201. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Installer Air Conditioning (Residential). This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Installs, services, and repairs window air conditioning units, ranging from one-half to three tons, in private residences and small establishments.
  • Inspects existing wiring, fuses, or circuit breaker panels on customer's premises to ensure adequate power supply for operating air conditioner or heating unit.
  • Measures window, transom, or other existing openings for air conditioning unit, using measuring tape or rule, or cuts opening through wall, using mallet and cold chisel.
  • Assembles and positions support brackets in place, using screws, clamps, or other braces, and power tools and hand tools.
Installer Air Conditioning (Residential) Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Job family population: 307,060

Estimated population of Installer Air Conditioning (Residential) jobs: 11,813

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Installer Air Conditioning (Residential) Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

HVAC Installer
Apr 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning
$15,000 SIGNING BONUS Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning & Plumbing is the largest residential HVAC contractor in North America. We are seeking self-motivated Lead Installers who want to become a ...
HVAC Install Technician
Apr 12
Itasca, IL, USA
American Residential Services
ARS provides residential installation and repair of HVAC SYSTEMS. We're proud to offer quality equipment and service to our customers. We recognize the key role our technicians play in allowing ARS ...
HVAC Installers and Install Apprentices
May 1
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
We are one of the fastest growing and most well-respected residential service companies in the area and we need to hire HVAC Installers NOW to keep up with our demand. As a member of our team, you'll ...
HVAC Installation Technician
Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
American Vintage Home
We don't! We are growing and have immediate positions available for excellent residential HVAC installers. If you are passionate about customer service and quality work, we want to talk to you TODAY.
HVAC Service/Installer Technician
Mar 18
South Elgin, IL, USA
Cool Operator Heating & Cooling
Also must be able to install New residential HVAC equipment. Respond to emergency service requests ... Looking for a team player for residential service and perform installation of residential equipment
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