Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $49K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $47K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $62K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K per year) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla. (about $60K), Tampa, Fla. ($60K), and Lake City, Fla. (approximately $58K) are the next top-paying cities. Bartow, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $44K.
The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers who bring in close to around $80K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $80K per year. On average, salaries rise to about $47K annually for accredited Engineer in Trainings. At Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at $52K.
When it comes to skills, Engineering Design seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $66K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workforce; between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and AutoCAD.
Benefits and Perks
Only two in five workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and slightly more than half of workers get dental coverage, too. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.