Transportation Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $60K per year; Geographic Information Systems Coordinators come in second with average earnings amounting to $58K, while Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians rank near the top as well ($56K and about $47K, respectively). On the lower end are Construction Inspectors at approximately $40K on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $46K annually on average. Average pay is $52K per year 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, about $58K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $55K per year) can be spotted in Mesquite, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas ($54K), Houston, Texas (around $54K), and the company's headquarter city of Austin, Texas ($52K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $46K) is San Antonio, Texas.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers earn $62K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to around $50K per year for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Txdot workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) are also well compensated, earning approximately $67K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $66K annually. Microstation is a popular skill among Txdot workers, with just under one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Txdot, including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a little over a half of workers get vacation time, whereas half of respondents get paid sick leave. At Txdot, approximately one-half have health insurance, and roughly one-half have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan.