$64,031
Avg. Salary
$26.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,024

Bonus

$2,677

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Mechanical Engineer is $26.15 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Mechanical Engineer is $64,031 per year.

$13.64
10%
$26.15
50%
$39.31
90%
MEDIAN $26.15
$50k
10%
$64k
50%
$95k
90%
MEDIAN $64,031
$49,837 - $94,637
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MEDIAN: $64,031
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$0$98K
Salary $49,837 - $94,637
Bonus $487 - $10,193
Profit Sharing $965 - $8,149
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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$46,749 - $98,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 483
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $13.64 - $39.31
Overtime $22.19 - $57.88
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $487 - $10,193
Profit Sharing $965 - $8,149
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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$46,749 - $98,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

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.

HVAC Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

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

6%

-4%

-5%

National Average: $64,997

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).

HVAC Mechanical Engineer Reviews

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

HVAC Mechanical Engineer in Alliance:
"Consultant Mechanical Engineer."
Pros: The new problems/design criteria is always changing, every project is unique and brings its own challenges whether good or bad.
Cons: The quick stressful deadlines at times.

HVAC Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis:
"It is nice for fun, bad for commuting."
Pros: Having so many bars, restaurants, and breweries in the area.
Cons: The commute

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Key Stats for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲17%

National Average
$65,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲12%






Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

Autodesk Revit MEP
▼1%


▼3%



Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼7%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 9%