Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $53K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $34K per year. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $62K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K per year) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Orlando, Fla. (about $60K), Deland, Fla. (approximately $54K), and Tallahassee, Fla. ($54K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $35K) in Tampa, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities.
Engineering Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $72K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $42K on average. Those with an Associate's Degree at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) come out on top, and their salaries approach $51K annually.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $68K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workforce; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Construction Estimating, Accounting, and AutoCAD.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two in five employees. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of workers receive health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and life insurance.