HVAC Engineer Salary

HVAC Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $64K annually. Cash earnings of HVAC Engineers can occasionally include $5K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $48K to almost $87K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, HVAC Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,172 - $87,182
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$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,498
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$15.95 - $38.19
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$0$87K
Salary $49,172 - $87,182
Bonus $198.66 - $5,159
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,949
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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$47,661 - $87,469
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 266
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.95 - $38.19
Overtime $19.77 - $49.60
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $198.66 - $5,159
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,949
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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$47,661 - $87,469
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for HVAC Engineer

The HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system is important to almost any building. An HVAC engineer preforms many important tasks, and must be well-educated before becoming an engineer. This generally consists of attending school to become an HVAC technician and eventually earning a degree in mechanical engineering.

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HVAC Engineer Tasks

  • Prepare, review, and approve drawings, specifications, reports, and data tables.
  • Liaise with design and drafting groups.
  • Evaluate equipment load and energy consumption.
  • Design, test, and manufacture heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Engineer


HVAC Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, HVAC System Design, Engineering Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management and AutoCAD. Most people who know Autodesk Revit MEP also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Engineer

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 204 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced HVAC Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 72 salaries. An HVAC Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,716

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, HVAC Engineers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. HVAC Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+23 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (10 percent less) and Boston (5 percent less).

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Key Stats for HVAC Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects HVAC Engineer Salaries

▲24%

▲22%

▲17%

National Average
$65,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect HVAC Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


▼4%

Project Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%
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