When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $101K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn. ($96K), New York, N.Y. ($95K), and La Crosse, Wisc. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Panama City, Fla.; in fact, at approximately $62K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The Trane Company workers in Washington earn the most — about $100K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $69K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of The Trane Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $56K per year.
The highest paychecks go to HVAC Service Technicians, who earn an average about $95K annually, closely trailed by Construction Project Managers (around $84K), HVAC Service Managers ($82K), and Applications Engineers ($77K). The Trane Company hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Sales Engineers (around $59K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $106K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $95K annually for accredited Master HVAC licenses. The Trane Company workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning about $111K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $77K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, just under one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Only 29 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. To plan for old age, most respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of respondents also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes a subsidized cell phone, flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.