I was just wondering what hvac jobs pay in the St.louis area. After 7 years of welding on a production line they decided to close the doors. The good thing is that I am eligible to go to school and the government is going to pick up the tab plus be able to draw unemployment for up to two years. I know that I will never work in a factory again and I just want to know if this is a good field to work in and if having welding experience would be an asset. Also what pays more commercial or residential and which one has better working conditions? Any infomation would be helpful.