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Average Salary for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Employees

Operating out of New York City, New York, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Civil Engineer to Business Development Manager. The average employee at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey takes home $75K annually. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, but geography and what you do at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey typically pays:
above market

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Employer: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Business Development Manager (2)
$54,797 - $126,421  
[-]Business Development Manager (2)
Salary$57,212 - $124,628  
Total Pay$54,797 - $126,421  
[+]Senior Civil Engineer (2)
$62,357 - $101,833  
[+]Senior Civil Engineer (2)
Salary$63,691 - $97,458  
Total Pay$62,357 - $101,833  
[+]Senior Paralegal (2)
$47,944 - $91,927  
[+]Senior Paralegal (2)
Salary$48,507 - $90,398  
Total Pay$47,944 - $91,927  
[+]Traffic Engineer (2)
$44,096 - $70,049  
[+]Traffic Engineer (2)
Salary$43,759 - $67,910  
Total Pay$44,096 - $70,049  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Details

225 Park Avenue South
New York City, New York 10003


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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $65K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns approximately $71K per year.


Residents of New York pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $85K annually; other top-paying cities include Newark ($57K) and Jersey City (about $52K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $82K per year.


Business Development Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $100K; Senior Civil Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $79K, followed by Senior Paralegals earning $67K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $134K for Professional Engineer License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holder is rewarded at about $124K annually. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey compensates B.A. in Psychology-holders the most at approximately $77K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $116K. Engineering Design is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a fourth of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; more than half of workers get vacation time, whereas 42 percent get paid sick leave. Almost all employees report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, public employees pension plan (pepp), and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

31 %
69 %
$39,262 - $98,990
$40,547 - $113,031
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
$65,500 - $106,914
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Child Care Studies

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