The highest paychecks go to Civil Engineers, who earn an average approximately $64K annually, closely trailed by Transportation Engineers ($63K), Geographic Information Systems Coordinators ($58K), and Contract Specialists ($54K). Txdot hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Construction Inspectors (about $40K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $56K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Mesquite, Texas ($55K), Fort Worth, Texas ($54K), and the company's headquarter city of Austin, Texas ($53K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $36K, Hereford, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $48K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $53K per year. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $58K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineers, who make $66K per year. Becoming an Engineer in Training can certainly pay off here; those folks make $51K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE); Txdot awards about $60K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $68K annually. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Microstation, Project Management, and Microsoft Office as well.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits include paid time off, but Txdot hands out more vacation days than sick days; the larger part of employees report receiving the former, but only half of survey participants report receiving the latter. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan.