When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K per year) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Lake City, Fla. (about $69K), Tampa, Fla. (around $61K), and Miami, Fla. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Bartow, Fla. at $44K.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $51K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $48K per year. The largest slice of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $61K annually.
Earning about $82K per year on average, Structural Design Engineers receive the most money, followed by Engineering Project Managers ($80K), Civil Engineers (approximately $77K), and Project Engineers ($51K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $97K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $81K on average. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning $97K on average.
Employees who count Budget Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $89K per year. A garden variety skill at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is Engineering Design; slightly less than a third of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 35 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Over a third of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.