HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary

Pay for HVAC Commissioning Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $77K per year. Residence and years of experience 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. The majority of HVAC Commissioning Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of HVAC Commissioning Engineers (83 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,534 - $93,033
$52K
$77K
$93K
MEDIAN: $76,542
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90%

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$16.06 - $30.30
$25
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,534 - $93,033  
   
Bonus
$1,483 - $8,090  
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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$42,865 - $95,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$25.00  
   
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  
   
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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$42,865 - $95,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • Inspect and check sites for safety, fit to design and inefficiency.
  • Act as technical expert with contractors, customers and other entities.
  • Test and evaluate systems from design through to final implementation.
  • 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.

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. HVAC Commissioning Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

HVAC Commissioning Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

National Average
$75,000

HVAC System Design
▼9%

Project Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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