The highest paychecks go to Civil Engineers, who earn an average $54K annually, closely trailed by Design Engineers (around $53K), Engineering Technicians ($47K), and Construction Inspectors (about $47K). Earning only $30K on average, General Maintenance and Repair Workers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $52K per year) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; Shelby, N.C. ($52K), Asheville, N.C. ($51K), and New Bern, N.C. (about $42K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Charlotte, N.C.; in fact, at around $40K it is one of the worst-paid cities.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $48K annually on average. Survey participants who have worked at Ncdot for between five and 10 years earn $48K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ncdot employees (45 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $49K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks (around $61K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Engineer in Training is rewarded with median pay of approximately $55K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $55K per year.
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. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; nearly one in five consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Word, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control as well.
Benefits and Perks
Two-fifths of survey participants have paid vacation, and only about a sixth of survey respondents can take paid time off for illness. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for just under a fourth of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.