When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $102K annually) can be spotted in Norfolk, Va.; Fairfax, Va. (around $66K), Suffolk, Va. ($64K), and Roanoke, Va. (approximately $63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Richmond, Va.; in fact, at $63K it is one of the worst-paid cities.
The highest average salaries go to Construction Managers, who bring in close to $73K per year, though Transportation Engineers are not far behind at around $68K along with Civil Engineers ($59K) and Maintenance Supervisors (about $38K).
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $59K annually. Average pay is $64K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average approximately $70K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Senior Human Resources Professionals earn around $93K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $90K annually for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. The best paid folks at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE), earning approximately $65K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Construction Estimating in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $78K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; more than a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has room for improvement — only 43 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. 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. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.