Average HVAC Mechanical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$64,873
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The average salary for an HVAC Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $64,873.
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$58k
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$84k
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MEDIAN $64,873
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$58k - $84k
Total Pay
$57k - $88k

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Job Description for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for HVAC Mechanical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
HVAC Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
HVAC Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Autodesk Revit MEP, HVAC System Design and Autodesk AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanical Engineer

An early career HVAC Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,873 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career HVAC Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,813 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with HVAC Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 25.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (14.8% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (4.5% less), New York, New York (3.8% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15 survey responses.
Early Career
53.3%
Mid Career
46.7%