Environmental Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $116K per year; Construction Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $78K, while Operations Managers and Civil Engineers rank near the top as well (about $64K and around $64K, respectively). Near the bottom at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are Heavy Equipment Operators, pulling in an average of just $32K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K annually) can be spotted in Fairfax, Va.; Richmond, Va. (around $73K), Culpeper, Va. ($67K), and Roanoke, Va. (about $53K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $39K, Harrisonburg, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $42K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $56K annually. The largest fraction of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) people (38 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn around $68K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (about $87K annually) than those without credentials. Regarding salaries and education, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — $93K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Environmental Compliance among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $93K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is Microsoft Office; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about half of survey participants — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for the larger part of respondents. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a defined benefit retirement plan.