Average Salary for Georgia Department of Transportation Employees

Georgia Department of Transportation employees bring home $45K annually on average. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Georgia Department of Transportation, but your city and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Civil Engineers, Design Engineers, and Accounting Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $60K per year, the other salaries come in at around $43K and $26K, respectively.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $50K annually) can be spotted in Tennille, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. ($46K), Thomaston, Ga. ($35K), and Tifton, Ga. (about $26K) are the next top-paying cities.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $38K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $57K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Georgia Department of Transportation employees (41 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $40K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $46K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Georgia Department of Transportation awards approximately $45K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Contract Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $60K per year. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microstation.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three employees enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Georgia Department of Transportation sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. For most employees, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Georgia Department of Transportation folks also make good use of flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Georgia Department of Transportation


42 %
58 %
$26,336 - $45,201
$37,128 - $61,042
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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