Average Salary for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Employees

The average employee at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) takes home $58K per year. What you do at the company influences pay for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Earning about $104K annually on average, Project Engineers receive the most money, followed by Construction Managers (approximately $73K), Transportation Engineers ($63K), and Civil Engineers ($59K). Administrative Support Specialists make an average around $37K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K per year) can be spotted in Norfolk, Va.; Fairfax, Va. (approximately $70K), Culpeper, Va. (about $67K), and Richmond, Va. (around $65K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Fredericksburg, Va. — at $46K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $58K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $69K per year. Overall, the greater share of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average approximately $69K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make about $91K per year. Earning a Certified Professional Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of around $90K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) — these employees make the most at $93K per year.


When it comes to skills, Process Improvement seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $105K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a third of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)'s people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (38 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)


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$36,065 - $81,182
$42,282 - $74,917
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