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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 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pays its employees $80K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; where you live and what you do at the company also matter, but to a lesser degree. 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
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.
[-]Senior Civil Engineer (2)
$63,426 - $102,263  
[-]Senior Civil Engineer (2)
Salary$64,476 - $98,728  
Total Pay$63,426 - $102,263  
[+]Senior Paralegal (2)
$46,246 - $90,509  
[+]Senior Paralegal (2)
Salary$47,529 - $87,984  
Total Pay$46,246 - $90,509  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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225 Park Avenue South
New York City, New York 10003


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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $66K per year. The largest slice of the The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey workforce (34 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $78K annually.


By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $86K per year.


Senior Civil Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $79K annually; Senior Paralegals are next on the list, bringing in close to about $67K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $134K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Project Management Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $126K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — these employees make the most at about $82K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $112K per year. A garden variety skill at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is Engineering Design; one-fourth of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Paid vacation days are a given for a little over a half of workers, but The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey rewards only two-fifths of survey participants with paid sick leave. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and almost all respondents report having dental coverage. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also dishes out privileges such as 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


32 %
68 %
$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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