$65,751
Avg. Salary
$28.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,478

Bonus

$1,850

Profit Sharing

$5,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Engineer is $28.11 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Engineer is $65,751 per year.

10%
$17.67
10%
$28.11
50%
$40.78
90%
90%
MEDIAN $28.11
10%
$50k
10%
$66k
50%
$89k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $65,751
$49,708 - $89,483
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$66K
$89K
MEDIAN: $65,751
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$0$91K
Salary $49,708 - $89,483
Bonus $225 - $8,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,022
Commission $5,500
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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$48,538 - $91,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 434
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $17.67 - $40.78
Overtime $24.65 - $50.43
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $225 - $8,500
Commission $5,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,022
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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$48,538 - $91,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

Job Description for HVAC Engineer

The HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system is important to almost any building. An HVAC engineer preforms many important tasks, and must be well-educated before becoming an engineer. This generally consists of attending school to become an HVAC technician and eventually earning a degree in mechanical engineering.

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HVAC Engineer Tasks
  • Prepare, review, and approve drawings, specifications, reports, and data tables.
  • Liaise with design and drafting groups.
  • Evaluate equipment load and energy consumption.
  • Design, test, and manufacture heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

HVAC Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for HVAC Engineer


Survey results suggest that HVAC Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, HVAC System Design, Engineering Design, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management and AutoCAD. Those proficient in Autodesk Revit MEP are, more often than not, also skilled in Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Engineer

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 204 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC 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 80 salaries. An experienced HVAC Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 72 salaries. An HVAC Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

-2%

-7%

National Average: $66,091

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

Surpassing the national average by 48 percent, HVAC Engineers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. HVAC Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+23 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Milwaukee. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (10 percent less) and Boston (5 percent less).

HVAC Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a HVAC Engineer?

HVAC Engineer in Danbury:
"High paced."
Pros: Close proximity to the highway
Cons: Lower income

HVAC Engineer in Green Bay:
"Great."
Pros: Community small city
Cons: nothing

HVAC Engineer in Harrisburg:
"Be flexible."
Be open to working with larger equipment than you have studied. Learn software especially cad and 3D.

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Key Stats for HVAC Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

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Experience Affects HVAC Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲19%

▲15%

National Average
$66,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect HVAC Engineer Salaries



National Average
$66,000



▼6%

Project Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 12%