Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of about $33K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $44K. The largest fraction of Georgia Department of Transportation people (37 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $38K per year.
Residents of Tennille pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $50K annually; other top-paying cities include Atlanta (around $45K) and Tifton ($26K).
Design Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $43K — though Accounting Technicians also do fairly well at $26K.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks (about $45K) than those without credentials. Georgia Department of Transportation compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $45K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Financial Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $61K. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Georgia Department of Transportation workforce; roughly two in five of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microstation, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 36 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of workers, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.