Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for between five and 10 years earn about $53K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $34K annually. The largest fraction of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) people (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $62K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Orlando, Fla. ($72K), Deland, Fla. (around $54K), and Tallahassee, Fla. ($54K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($34K) in Tampa, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities.
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 $72K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $55K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $68K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is Microsoft Office, with roughly a fourth considering it a key competency. Accounting, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 44 percent. With an eye toward the future, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of respondents also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and flexible hours.