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Average Salary for Georgia Department of Transportation Employees

The median income for Georgia Department of Transportation employees is $45K per year. Though your city and your experience level do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Georgia Department of Transportation. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Georgia Department of Transportation typically pays:
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Employer: Georgia Department of Transportation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Accounting Technician (2)
$20,823 - $34,695  
[-]Accounting Technician (2)
Salary$22,199 - $35,297  
Total Pay$20,823 - $34,695  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
$44,067 - $77,940  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
Salary$46,118 - $76,622  
Total Pay$44,067 - $77,940  
[+]Design Engineer (2)
$33,704 - $64,068  
[+]Design Engineer (2)
Salary$36,199 - $64,245  
Total Pay$33,704 - $64,068  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.

Key Stats for Georgia Department of Transportation


44 %
56 %
$26,066 - $46,000
$38,283 - $63,700
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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