Nearing the top of the pay scale are Civil Engineers, Design Engineers, and Accounting Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $60K annually, the other salaries come in at $43K and $26K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $50K per year) can be spotted in Tennille, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $46K), Thomaston, Ga. ($35K), and Tifton, Ga. (approximately $26K) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $57K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $38K per year 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 annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $46K per year for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Georgia Department of Transportation, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $45K.
Employees who count Contract Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $60K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Georgia Department of Transportation workers, with more than two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microstation.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (a third of survey participants) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both 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. At Georgia Department of Transportation, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have dental coverage. Georgia Department of Transportation also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.