Average Salary for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Employees

Employees at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) make $56K per year on average. At Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Project Engineers, Contract Administrators, Operations Managers, and Maintenance Supervisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $104K annually, the other salaries come in at $75K, around $64K, and $42K, respectively. With salaries averaging about $28K, Heavy Equipment Operators are among the lowest paid at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K per year) can be spotted in Fairfax, Va.; Richmond, Va. ($71K), Culpeper, Va. ($67K), and Bristol, Va. (around $63K) are the next top-paying cities. At $39K, Capron, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $57K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $42K per year. The largest fraction of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) people (39 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn $71K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $96K per year for Certified Professional Engineers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to about $88K annually for accredited Professional Engineer License Holders. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) — these employees rake in around $102K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $82K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) workforce; just under one in three of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 44 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. At Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the larger part of workers have health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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$35,608 - $75,842
$33,621 - $84,524

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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