The highest paychecks go to Civil Engineers, who earn $60K per year on average, closely trailed by Design Engineers ($43K) and Accounting Technicians (around $26K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $50K annually) can be spotted in Tennille, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $46K), Thomaston, Ga. ($35K), and Tifton, Ga. (around $26K) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $38K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $61K annually. The largest fraction of Georgia Department of Transportation people (42 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $39K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make $45K annually. At Georgia Department of Transportation, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at approximately $43K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $60K per year. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; close to one-half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Microsoft Excel, Microstation, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Just 36 percent receive paid time off. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. The vast majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Other privileges include flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.