Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $34K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $53K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $62K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Orlando, Fla. ($60K), Deland, Fla. (around $54K), and Tallahassee, Fla. ($54K) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $35K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
The highest average salaries go to Engineering Project Managers who bring in close to around $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers earn about $72K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make $42K on average. Those with an Associate's Degree at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) come out on top, and their salaries approach $51K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $68K annually. A common skill in Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)'s work force is Microsoft Office; just under a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Construction Estimating, Accounting, and AutoCAD were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. At Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the larger part of survey participants have health insurance, and the larger part of respondents have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and life insurance.