HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average HVAC Mechanical Engineer in the United States earns approximately $63K per year. Overall cash earnings for HVAC Mechanical Engineers stretch from $45K on the lower end to $93K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most HVAC Mechanical Engineers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,072 - $91,193
$50K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,494
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$14.51 - $40.89
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MEDIAN: $24.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,072 - $91,193  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $12,823  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $11,000  
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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$44,969 - $93,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $40.89  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $53.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$204.26 - $12,823  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $11,000  
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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$44,969 - $93,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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 Project Management, Design, Energy Conservation & Efficiency, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD MEP, Computer Aided Design, and AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite. A tool kit that includes HVAC System Design also typically contains AutoCAD and Energy Conservation & Efficiency. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Energy Conservation & Efficiency and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 213 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced HVAC Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 47 salaries. An HVAC Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,717

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

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, HVAC Mechanical Engineers in Denver receive some of the highest pay in the country. HVAC Mechanical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+30 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Houston (10 percent lower and 7 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 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲18%

National Average
$65,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲12%






Autodesk Revit MEP
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$65,000


▼3%



▼7%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 10%