Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $50K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $49K per year on average.
Transportation Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $66K annually; Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Assistants, and Engineering Technicians also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $56K, around $49K, and $40K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $51K per year) can be spotted in Wichita Falls, Texas; Houston, Texas ($51K), the company's headquarter city of Austin, Texas ($50K), and San Antonio, Texas (approximately $40K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $79K annually. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $68K on average. Txdot workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning $84K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Geographic Information Systems among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $84K per year. Microstation is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in three of Txdot's people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only two-fifths of respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. The vast majority of respondents receive health insurance, and over one-half of workers get dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.