Civil Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $70K per year; Road & Highway Civil Engineers and Civil Engineers in Training also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $66K and $55K, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $66K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $54K per year on average. The largest slice of the Illinois Department of Transportation workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $59K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $70K per year. At Illinois Department of Transportation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at $78K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $61K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, just over two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios.
Benefits and Perks
Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for nearly all employees. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment.