Years of Experience
Average pay is typically $58K for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $49K. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home approximately $82K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Senior Program Managers — their earnings average $94K. Civil Engineers are a close second at $67K along with Policy Analysts (around $58K) and Fire Fighters ($43K).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $69K. Acquiring certification to be a Engineer in Training is rewarded at around $52K per year. City of Dallas workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are also well compensated, earning $69K on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Financial Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $85K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; more than a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, and Microstation.
Benefits and Perks
Paid vacation is a standard perk for a fair portion of workers, and more than half of workers get sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the greater part of workers, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. City of Dallas also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and a defined benefit retirement plan.