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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 Senior Paralegal. The median salary at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is $80K annually. Though where you live and your job title 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 for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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
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About This Company

225 Park Avenue South
New York City, New York 10003


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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $66K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $78K annually.


By state, New York offers the highest pay at $86K per year.


Senior Civil Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $79K annually, followed by Senior Paralegals (around $67K) per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Professional Engineer License Holders receive bigger paychecks ($134K annually) than those without credentials. Project Management Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $126K per year. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $82K annually.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $112K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; around one in four consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a little over a half of workers get vacation time, whereas two in five respondents get paid sick leave. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and almost all employees report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, public employees pension plan (pepp), and a company cell phone.

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


36 %
64 %
$66,669 - $103,177
$56,221 - $99,450
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 14 votes.
$72,850 - $106,914
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