Average Salary for Txdot Employees

Operating out of Austin, Texas, Txdot employs talent in positions ranging from Transportation Engineer to Civil Engineer. A typical Txdot employee can expect to make $52K annually. Txdot paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though geography and how long you've been working are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More

How This Employer Pays

Txdot typically pays:
below market

We couldn't find any similar companies in our data. Do you work at a similar company?

Employer: Txdot
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.
[-]Transportation Engineer (7)
$48,377 - $95,054  
[-]Transportation Engineer (7)
Salary$48,572 - $92,549  
Bonus$231.42 - $5,849  
Total Pay$48,377 - $95,054  
[+]Maintenance Technician (3)
$20,050 - $45,390  
[+]Maintenance Technician (3)
Salary$20,211 - $49,072  
Total Pay$20,050 - $45,390  
[+]Civil Engineer (3)
$45,053 - $110,576  
[+]Civil Engineer (3)
Salary$46,565 - $107,770  
Total Pay$45,053 - $110,576  
[+]Contract Specialist (2)
$31,892 - $88,702  
[+]Contract Specialist (2)
Salary$35,737 - $84,432  
Total Pay$31,892 - $88,702  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
United States (change)

About This Company

Austin, Texas 


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


The highest paychecks go to Civil Engineers, who earn approximately $78K, closely trailed by Transportation Engineers (about $60K), Engineering Technicians (around $55K), and Contract Specialists ($54K). Financial compensation for Maintenance Technicians is rather low — only $30K — relative to the rest of the company.


Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Austin ($56K per year), followed by Mesquite (around $55K), Houston ($55K), and Fort Worth ($54K). High paychecks are not found in Hereford; in fact, at $36K it is one of the worst-paid cities.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically approximately $46K. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $53K. The largest fraction of Txdot people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $59K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $64K. Salaries typically rise to $52K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) at Txdot — these employees make the most at around $60K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $67K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; approximately one-third consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Microstation, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.


Employees skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Although the firm compensates slightly more than half of workers for vacation days, it only pays one-half of workers for sick time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and a little over a half of workers report having dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

Txdot Job Listings

We were unable to find any job listings. With PayScale's Job Search Engine you can search one of the web's most comprehensive job listings databases, so give it a try.

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Txdot


18 %
82 %
$43,139 - $62,778
$35,014 - $58,682
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.