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Average Salary for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Employees

The average employee at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) takes home $59K per year. Though your job title and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), where you live turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
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 (4)
$51,745 - $100,121  
[-]Transportation Engineer (4)
Salary$51,408 - $106,194  
Bonus$4.73 - $2,916  
Total Pay$51,745 - $100,121  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
$44,342 - $69,047  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
Salary$45,979 - $69,848  
Total Pay$44,342 - $69,047  
[+]Construction Inspector (2)
$32,334 - $73,238  
[+]Construction Inspector (2)
Salary$30,295 - $71,221  
Total Pay$32,334 - $73,238  
[+]Construction Manager (2)
$51,872 - $94,742  
[+]Construction Manager (2)
Salary$51,825 - $95,023  
Total Pay$51,872 - $94,742  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Details


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K annually) can be spotted in Norfolk; Staunton (around $77K), Richmond (about $64K), and Fairfax ($63K) are the next top-paying cities. Bristol is near the bottom for pay at $45K.


Transportation Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $73K; Construction Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $73K, followed by Civil Engineers earning around $57K and Payroll Supervisors making $48K. Financial compensation for Construction Inspectors is rather low — only approximately $47K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to $62K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $55K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (31 percent) have worked in their field for 10-19 years and now make $57K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Professional Engineer s, who make $81K. Becoming a Project Management Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $79K. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) — these employees make the most at $86K annually.


Skill-wise, employees who report Strategic Planning as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning around $89K on average. A relatively widespread skill at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is Project Management; close to one-fourth of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The company compensates for vacation days and sick leave, and just over a half of workers receive these benefits. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. At Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a fair portion of workers have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

30 %
70 %
$40,125 - $72,233
$35,826 - $77,587
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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