HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of HVAC Mechanical Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $63K annually. With some bonuses approaching $13K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of HVAC Mechanical Engineers spread between $46K and $98K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,222 - $95,828
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$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,519
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$12.20 - $39.46
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$0$97K
Salary $50,222 - $95,828
Bonus $-0.48 - $12,585
Profit Sharing $968 - $8,000
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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$44,924 - $97,527
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 274
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $12.20 - $39.46
Overtime $21.51 - $53.62
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $-0.48 - $12,585
Profit Sharing $968 - $8,000
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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$44,924 - $97,527
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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 seem to exploit a large range 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 pay less than market rate include AutoCAD MEP, Computer Aided Design, and AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Energy Conservation & Efficiency and AutoCAD. People who know HVAC System Design usually also know AutoCAD and Energy Conservation & Efficiency.

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: $64,670

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

For HVAC Mechanical Engineers, Denver provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. HVAC Mechanical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+30 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (10 percent less) and Houston (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

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 52 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 7%