Construction Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $106K annually on average; Energy Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $99K, followed by Applications Engineers earning $84K and Sales Engineers making approximately $71K. On the lower end are HVAC Control System, Project Engineers at $58K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $99K per year) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Minneapolis, Minn. ($85K), Tyler, Texas ($77K), and Lexington, Ky. (approximately $67K) are the next top-paying cities. La Crosse, Wisc. is near the bottom for pay at $60K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Colorado, where the average salary is around $100K annually.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $66K per year on average. The largest slice of the The Trane Company workforce (36 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $58K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders earn about $104K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Certified Energy Manager can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $99K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE); The Trane Company awards $107K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Engineering Design; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $77K annually. A garden variety skill at The Trane Company is Microsoft Office; roughly a seventh of The Trane Company's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
45 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in three workers can take paid time off for illness. The vast majority of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.