Bringing in the most money are Civil Engineers — their earnings average about $60K annually. Design Engineers are a close second at approximately $43K along with Accounting Technicians ($26K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $50K per year) can be spotted in Tennille, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. ($46K), Thomaston, Ga. ($35K), and Tifton, Ga. ($26K) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $61K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $38K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (42 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $39K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make about $45K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Georgia Department of Transportation pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — approximately $43K.
In this position, it pays to have Engineering Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $60K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Georgia Department of Transportation is Microsoft Office, with approximately half considering it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microstation, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 36 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. Georgia Department of Transportation provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.