Some lawyers make $250 and hour - that is not a typical rate. The rate for doctors vary. The rate for auto repair shops vary - $95 is not typical. Compensation is generally controlled by supply and demand. Education also factors into the equation. In order to be a doctor or lawyer, you need a higher level of education - typically 3 years of law school beyond college and 4 years of medical school plus interning and residency.
If you are trying to equate the compensation for HVAC mechanics to doctors and lawyers then you are ignoring supply and demand economics. Typically, you will be paid based on how much money you make your company (supply and demand again).HVAC mechanics are not is as much demand as doctors. Lawyers are another issue - the country may have too many lawyers and the typical salary is not what you think.
I believe you have no idea what your talking about. When training a tech in the HVAC field we must put them through an approved apprenticeship school (4 years) and we are not union. To add to this most technicians have an associates degree in hvac before they enter apprenticeship. The training is endless as it should be. Not only do we hold journey license in hvac we also hold plumbing,boiler, electrical, welding and other trade licenses in order to do the work legally and proffessionally. You see, in order to get these journeyman licenses we must pass very difficult testing. Try getting just a boiler license.
It is interesting to see post by people such as you that have no idea what is required to do this work properly, and how intensive and expensive the training is. You are right we are not doctors or lawyers and our pay reflects that we do however, hold peoples lives and property in our capable hands.
HVAC techs with the right training and experience are in very high demand and are paid by their knowledge not how much they make for the company. Journeyman in Oregon are in short supply and command a high wage. I'm done