Average Salary for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Employees

Compensation for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) employees is around $54K annually on average. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though geography and how long you've been working are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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