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HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of HVAC Commissioning Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $67K annually. Total incomes of HVAC Commissioning Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $93K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most HVAC Commissioning Engineers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,861 - $92,813
(Median)
$53K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,754
10%
50%
90%

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$19.27 - $34.37
(Median)
$19
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,861 - $92,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $14,795  
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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$50,716 - $93,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $34.37  
   
Overtime
$29.73 - $48.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $14,795  
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).
)
$50,716 - $93,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

  • 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by HVAC Commissioning Engineers who took the survey. HVAC System Design and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for HVAC Commissioning Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, HVAC Commissioning Engineers make a median salary of $82K. HVAC Commissioning Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $86K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$65,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 4%