HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of HVAC Mechanical Engineers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $62K annually nationwide. Cash earnings for HVAC Mechanical Engineers — including $7K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $87K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most HVAC Mechanical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,329 - $84,224

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$17.05 - $38.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,329 - $84,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,880  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,683  
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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$47,725 - $86,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.05 - $38.02  
   
Overtime
$20.86 - $53.63  
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 - $6,880  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,683  
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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$47,725 - $86,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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


HVAC Mechanical Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Plumbing, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design and AutoCAD MEP. Most people familiar with AutoCAD also know Engineering Design. Most people skilled in HVAC System Design are similarly competent in 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.


HVAC Mechanical Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $58K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $68K. HVAC Mechanical Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $92K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%



National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries



Plumbing
up arrow 6%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

Green Building
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD MEP
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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