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HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary (United States)

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, HVAC Commissioning Engineers earn an average of $67K per year. Total cash earnings of HVAC Commissioning Engineers range from $51K on the low end to $94K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $15K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for HVAC Commissioning Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary (?
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$52,966 - $91,795
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MEDIAN: $66,694
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HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary (?
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$19.34 - $36.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,966 - $91,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $14,681  
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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$50,980 - $93,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.34 - $36.05  
   
Overtime
$28.97 - $48.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $14,681  
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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$50,980 - $93,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Professional skills reported by HVAC Commissioning Engineers are few in number. HVAC System Design and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $62K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $89K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Seattle
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National Average
$66,000
Boston
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For HVAC Commissioning Engineers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. HVAC Commissioning Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston.

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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$66,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

HVAC System Design
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National Average
$66,000
Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%