Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $34K per year on average. Average pay is $45K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) employees (40 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $62K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $80K annually) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Orlando, Fla. ($60K), Tallahassee, Fla. ($54K), and Miami, Fla. ($45K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $35K) is Tampa, Fla.
The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers who bring in close to about $80K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers earn $80K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) — these employees make the most at around $51K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Excel; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $58K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workers, with just under a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. AutoCAD, Accounting, and Project Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has room for improvement — only 43 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. At Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a majority of survey participants have health insurance, and a majority of respondents have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.