HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of HVAC Commissioning Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $68K annually nationwide. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,085 - $95,118
(Median)
$53K
$68K
$95K
MEDIAN: $68,454
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50%
90%

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$14.90 - $34.04
(Median)
$15
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$53,085 - $95,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
Profit Sharing
$4,000 - $11,000  
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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$49,527 - $94,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $34.04  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $50.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000 - $11,000  
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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$49,527 - $94,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 only report a few specific skills. HVAC System Design and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Commissioning Engineer

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


HVAC Commissioning Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. For HVAC Commissioning Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $86K.

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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect HVAC Commissioning Engineer Salaries

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

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
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 3%
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