HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary

HVAC Commissioning Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $67K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of HVAC Commissioning Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$52,963 - $90,533

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$14.79 - $34.19

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$52,963 - $90,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,430  
Profit Sharing
$4,839 - $10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$49,192 - $91,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $34.19  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $50.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,430  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,839 - $10,174  
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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$49,192 - $91,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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HVAC Commissioning Engineers report a focused set of job skills. HVAC System Design and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. HVAC Commissioning Engineers bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $79K by contrast.

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

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

HVAC System Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$64,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 3%
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