HVAC Engineer Salary

Median pay for HVAC Engineers in the United States is around $63K annually. Total cash earnings of HVAC Engineers range from $45K on the low end to $91K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of HVAC Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,562 - $89,561
(Median)
$49K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,246
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$15.27 - $38.28
(Median)
$15
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,562 - $89,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,987  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,164  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$45,336 - $90,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $38.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$21.75 - $49.89  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,987  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,164  
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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$45,336 - $90,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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

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

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Popular Skills for HVAC Engineer


Survey results show that HVAC Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, HVAC System Design, Autodesk Revit MEP, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. The majority of those who know Autodesk Revit MEP also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Engineer

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $57K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. HVAC Engineers see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $86K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,047

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for HVAC Engineers, 40 percent above the national average. HVAC Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+10 percent), Boston (+8 percent), Philadelphia (+6 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Milwaukee is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Los Angeles and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects HVAC Engineer Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Engineer Salaries



Autodesk Revit MEP
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$62,000

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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