Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $36K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Georgia Department of Transportation employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $44K annually on average.
Civil Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $56K per year — though Right Of Way Agents and Administrative Associates also do fairly well at $36K and about $25K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings earn $51K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. ACI Concrete Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $50K per year. Georgia Department of Transportation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in approximately $43K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $53K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; roughly one in three consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of respondents have paid vacation, and only about 36 percent can take paid time off for illness. Georgia Department of Transportation helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The vast majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, a defined benefit retirement plan, and optional telecommute / work from home.