HVAC Commissioning Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $76K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of HVAC Commissioning Engineers are male. Most HVAC Commissioning Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,313 - $91,865
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$76K
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MEDIAN: $75,609
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,313 - $91,865  
   
Bonus
$1,483 - $8,090  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Commission
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,879 - $94,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$22.50  
   
Overtime
$42.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,483 - $8,090  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,879 - $94,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Job Description for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

The installation of climate control systems in large commercial buildings and offices is usually something of an inexact science. Complications and modifications in design and construction can greatly affect how well such systems work. An HVAC commissioning engineer is a person who analyzes the performance of these systems. He or she ensures that the climate controls operate properly and efficiently. He or she typically will also make suggestions for improvements that can help reduce the operating costs of HVAC temperature systems.

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HVAC Commissioning Engineer Tasks

  • Work with other teams to design and price bids, audit sites and simulate projects.
  • Problem solve and identify solutions for design, controls and placement of equipment.
  • Test and evaluate systems from design through to final implementation.
  • Inspect and check sites for safety, fit to design and inefficiency.
  • Act as technical expert with contractors, customers and other entities.

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

HVAC Commissioning Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a HVAC Commissioning Engineer?

HVAC Commissioning Engineer in Renton:
"Great Profession For A Mix Of Hands-On And Office Work."
Pros: I like the mix of being in the field and in front of a computer. I also enjoy the people I work with and the fact that my work makes a difference in energy savings.
Cons: It can be stressful and thankless. It's also viewed by most in the office as less important than Engineering or Management.

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Experience Affects HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

National Average
$74,000

HVAC System Design
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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