Environmental Systems Technician and HVAC Installer-Technician



These skilled workers install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments. Environmental Systems Technicians are sponsored by joint apprenticeship committees (JACs). HVAC Installer-Technicians are sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 5 years
  • On the job time: 8440 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 560 hours
  • Additional Training: Valid credential issued by WI Dept of Safety and Professional Services, First Aid and CPR certifications, OSHA 30-hr safety certification, Complete unpaid related instruction, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: +11%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $58,675

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.