Civil Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $92K annually on average; Transportation Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $60K, followed by Geographic Information Systems Coordinators earning approximately $58K and Engineering Technicians making $40K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $40K per year on average. Average pay is around $48K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Txdot workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $58K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($58K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas (approximately $54K), the company's headquarter city of Austin, Texas ($50K), and San Antonio, Texas (around $40K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders earn about $83K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Professional Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $72K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Txdot — these employees make the most at around $67K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Engineering Design; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $91K annually. Microstation also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Txdot gives paid vacation days to half of workers and sick leave to 44 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. For nearly all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a defined benefit retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.