The highest average salaries go to Transportation Engineers, who bring in close to around $65K per year, though Civil Engineers are not far behind at about $54K along with Design Engineers (approximately $53K) and Engineering Technicians ($47K). General Maintenance and Repair Workers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $30K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($52K annually) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; Shelby, N.C. (about $52K), Asheville, N.C. (around $51K), and New Bern, N.C. ($42K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Charlotte, N.C. — at approximately $40K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Ncdot for between five and 10 years earn $48K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $48K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $49K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $61K annually. On average, salaries rise to $55K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Ncdot workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning about $55K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Engineering Design; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $55K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Ncdot is Microsoft Word, with nearly one-fifth considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
At Ncdot, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of employees at Ncdot enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in six workers can take sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Ncdot offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Most respondents receive health insurance, and slightly more than a fifth of workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.