Civil Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $54K annually, followed by Design Engineers ($53K), Engineering Technicians (around $47K), and Construction Inspectors ($47K). Ncdot hands out some of the smallest paychecks to General Maintenance and Repair Workers (approximately $30K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($52K per year) can be spotted in Shelby, N.C.; Raleigh, N.C. (about $52K), Asheville, N.C. ($51K), and New Bern, N.C. ($42K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $40K) in Charlotte, N.C., one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $48K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $48K per year. The largest fraction of Ncdot people (41 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $47K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $63K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Engineer in Trainings with credentials; these people earn $55K annually on average. Ncdot compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)-holders the most at around $55K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $55K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Ncdot workers, with slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Word, Project Management, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Ncdot gives paid vacation to 35 percent and paid sick leave to one-seventh of employees. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for just over a fifth of workers also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a casual working environment, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.