When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K annually) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; Lake City, Fla. (approximately $69K), Tallahassee, Fla. ($54K), and Gainesville, Fla. (about $51K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $50K) in Deland, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities.
Structural Design Engineers earn the highest median pay at $82K per year, followed by Civil Engineers ($77K) and Project Engineers (around $51K).
Years of Experience
Average pay is $52K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $51K per year. Overall, the greater share of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $97K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn $82K annually on average. The best paid folks at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE), earning approximately $99K per year.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $97K annually. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; slightly less than a third of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) gives paid vacation days to 31 percent and sick leave to 44 percent. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) provides an optional 401(k) plan, and just under one in three workers participate. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.