The highest average salaries go to Civil Engineers, who bring in close to about $60K per year, though Design Engineers are not far behind at $43K along with Accounting Technicians earning $26K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($50K annually) can be spotted in Tennille, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $46K), Thomaston, Ga. (around $35K), and Tifton, Ga. (approximately $26K) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $38K per year. Average pay is $57K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (41 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $40K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $46K annually for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $45K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Contract Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $60K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Office; just over two-fifths deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microstation.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Georgia Department of Transportation has room for improvement — only one in three workers are paid for vacation and sick time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a solid majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Perks also include flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.