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HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary

HVAC Mechanical Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $61K annually. Total incomes of HVAC Mechanical Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $85K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,669 - $82,673
(Median)
$48K
$61K
$83K
MEDIAN: $61,493
10%
50%
90%

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$17.17 - $38.79
(Median)
$17
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,669 - $82,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,192  
Profit Sharing
$494.05 - $5,565  
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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$47,600 - $85,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.17 - $38.79  
   
Overtime
$24.20 - $49.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.05 - $5,565  
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).
)
$47,600 - $85,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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Job Description for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

HVAC mechanical engineers are involved in almost every phase of a project. They begin with customer consultations and preexisting condition assessments, then assisting with sales departments in choosing appropriate customer solutions. After that, they work with the design teams to create the custom concept and maintain contact with the installation teams for troubleshooting and system upkeep throughout the lifetime of the system. An HVAC mechanical engineer typically works during regular business hours, although they often need emergency on-call availability. Occasional travel is necessary. While much of their work is done in an office, HVAC mechanical engineering often requires field work and being on-site for inspections.

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HVAC Mechanical Engineer Tasks

  • Develop proposals, estimates, and schedules for HVAC systems and bids.
  • Perform reviews to establish feasibility and quality of installation, space and maintenance needs.
  • Calculate heating and cooling needs and tolerances, designing controls, and maintenance protocols.
  • Design HVAC systems, including writing specifications.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and assess installations and designs to identify problems.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanical Engineer


Survey results imply that HVAC Mechanical Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Plumbing, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Energy Conservation & Efficiency are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD MEP and Computer Aided Design. The majority of those who know AutoCAD also know Engineering Design. A tool kit that includes HVAC System Design also typically contains Energy Conservation & Efficiency and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

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


For many HVAC Mechanical Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $67K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $58K. For HVAC Mechanical Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $89K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%



National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Plumbing
up arrow 17%




Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Green Building
up arrow 3%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 2%

Design
0%

National Average
$62,000

AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD MEP
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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