When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $81K annually) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Lake City, Fla. ($69K), Tampa, Fla. (about $61K), and Miami, Fla. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. Bartow, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $51K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for between five and 10 years earn $48K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $61K per year.
Earning $82K annually on average, Structural Design Engineers receive the most money, followed by Engineering Project Managers (around $80K), Civil Engineers (approximately $77K), and Project Engineers (about $51K).
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $97K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn around $81K 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 about $97K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Budget Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $89K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is Engineering Design; just under one in three of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 35 percent. More than a third of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and the larger part of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.