Construction Project Managers earn the highest median pay at about $100K annually, followed by Energy Engineers ($100K), HVAC Service Technicians ($96K), and HVAC Service Managers (around $72K). On the lower end are Mechanical Designers at approximately $43K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($97K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Denver, Colo. (around $94K), La Crosse, Wisc. ($71K), and Pueblo, Colo. ($67K) are the next top-paying cities. Minneapolis, Minn. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $53K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $88K annually) in Colorado.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $74K per year. Overall, the greater share of The Trane Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $57K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $100K per year. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $96K annually. At The Trane Company, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS) receive the highest salaries at $102K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $83K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; about one in five consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Technical Sales.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only two-fifths of survey participants receiving paid vacation and 30 percent receiving paid sick days. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.