Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $41K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $66K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Arizona Department of Transportation employees (47 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn about $75K per year on average.
Civil Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $78K annually — though Government Program Managers also do fairly well at around $67K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $77K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $73K per year for accredited Professional Engineer License Holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Construction Estimating; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $78K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Arizona Department of Transportation is Project Management, with half considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Windows Operating System General Use, Budget Management, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by a majority of respondents. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a company pension plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for nearly all survey participants. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, life insurance, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.