HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary

HVAC Mechanical Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $63K annually. In the world of HVAC Mechanical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $90K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $10K, respectively. 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. The majority of HVAC Mechanical Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,726 - $88,337
(Median)
$49K
$63K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,821
10%
50%
90%

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$15.35 - $38.01
(Median)
$15
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,726 - $88,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,467  
Profit Sharing
$960 - $10,045  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$47,014 - $89,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 483
National Hourly Rate 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$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $38.01  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $55.59  
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 - $7,467  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$960 - $10,045  
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).
)
$47,014 - $89,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 Design, Project Management, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD MEP, Computer Aided Design, and AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite. The majority of those who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD and Energy Conservation & Efficiency.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $58K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $70K. HVAC Mechanical Engineers see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $94K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%



National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries


Design
up arrow 12%


Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Green Building
up arrow 3%

Plumbing
up arrow 3%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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