Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $44K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $45K annually. The largest slice of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) workforce (42 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, 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), Tallahassee, Fla. ($54K), and Tampa, Fla. ($48K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Miami, Fla.; in fact, at $45K it is one of the worst-paid cities.
Engineering Project Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $80K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make approximately $80K annually. At Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest salaries at around $51K.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be AutoCAD; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $54K per year. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Accounting, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one-half of workers. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair number of employees, and a majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.