Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $43K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Txdot employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $49K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Civil Engineers — their earnings average approximately $56K annually. Transportation Engineers are a close second at $56K along with Civil Engineering Assistants (around $49K) and Engineering Technicians ($40K). Txdot hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Office Managers ($37K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $54K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Austin, Texas; Houston, Texas ($53K), Wichita Falls, Texas (about $51K), and San Antonio, Texas ($40K) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders receive bigger paychecks (approximately $79K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to around $61K per year for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); Txdot awards about $66K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Construction Estimating in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $56K annually. A common skill in Txdot's work force is Microstation; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. Although the firm compensates more than half of workers for sick days, it only pays 45 percent for vacation time. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance and tuition reimbursement.