Civil Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $60K annually on average; Construction Project Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $44K, followed by Construction Project Managers earning $34K and Accounting Technicians making $26K.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $67K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $42K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Georgia Department of Transportation employees (36 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $39K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $50K annually) can be spotted in Tennille, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. ($48K), Thomaston, Ga. (about $35K), and Tifton, Ga. (around $26K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than ACI Concrete Certifications, who make $50K per year. Earning an Engineer in Training certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $48K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Georgia Department of Transportation awards $28K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $57K per year. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only two in five employees. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Georgia Department of Transportation, including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and a fair number of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include a defined benefit retirement plan, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and flexible hours.