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

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Civil Engineer to Business Development Manager. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pays its employees $75K annually on average. Though your job title and your city do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

Read More

How This Employer Pays

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

We couldn't find any similar companies in our data. Do you work at a similar company?

Employer: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]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  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
United States (change)

About This Company

225 Park Avenue South
New York City, New York 10003


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $62K. The largest fraction of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey people (31 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $71K per year.


Business Development Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $100K — though Senior Civil Engineers, Senior Paralegals, and Traffic Engineers also do fairly well at around $79K, $67K, and approximately $56K, respectively.


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 Jersey City (approximately $52K) and Newark (about $48K). The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at around $82K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Professional Engineer License Holders, who make $134K. Salaries typically rise to $124K annually for accredited OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders. Regarding salaries and education, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pays those with a B.A. in Psychology the most — $77K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $113K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Engineering Design; close to one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Just over a half of workers can rely on paid vacation days, but only 42 percent have the luxury of paid sick time. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and public employees pension plan (pepp).

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Job Listings

We were unable to find any job listings. With PayScale's Job Search Engine you can search one of the web's most comprehensive job listings databases, so give it a try.

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
$65,500 - $106,914
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Child Care Studies

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.