HVAC Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $64K per year. Overall cash earnings for HVAC Engineers vary widely between $48K and $87K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,563 - $86,237
$50K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $65,544
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$16.11 - $37.06
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MEDIAN: $27.19
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$0$86K
Salary $49,563 - $86,237
Bonus $198.66 - $6,342
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,949
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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$48,487 - $86,691
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 264
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $16.11 - $37.06
Overtime $24.39 - $49.44
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $198.66 - $6,342
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,949
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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$48,487 - $86,691
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

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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.

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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

National Average: $65,636

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).

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Key Stats for HVAC Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects HVAC Engineer Salaries

▲22%

▲20%

▲15%

National Average
$66,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect HVAC Engineer Salaries




National Average
$66,000


▼6%

Project Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%
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