HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of HVAC Mechanical Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $63K annually. Total incomes of HVAC Mechanical Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $45K and $92K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for HVAC Mechanical Engineers is high. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,791 - $89,620
$50K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,272
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50%
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$14.59 - $40.57
$15
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $24.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,791 - $89,620  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $12,250  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $11,074  
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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$45,421 - $91,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $40.57  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $53.80  
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
$400.00 - $12,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $11,074  
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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$45,421 - $91,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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

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

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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 Design, Project Management, Engineering Design, and Energy Conservation & Efficiency are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD MEP, Computer Aided Design, and AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite. Those who learned HVAC System Design also tend to know AutoCAD and Energy Conservation & Efficiency. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Energy Conservation & Efficiency and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanical 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. HVAC Mechanical Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,198

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HVAC Mechanical Engineers will find that Minneapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. HVAC Mechanical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+29 percent), Denver (+25 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Houston (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲20%

▲16%

National Average
$64,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Design
▲14%







Autodesk Revit MEP
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼2%



AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
▼5%

▼6%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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