Environmental Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $116K per year; Contract Administrators come in second with average earnings amounting to around $75K, while Accounting Managers and Civil Engineers rank near the top as well (about $75K and $64K, respectively). Near the bottom at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are Heavy Equipment Operators, pulling in an average of just approximately $32K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K annually) can be spotted in Fairfax, Va.; Richmond, Va. (about $73K), Harrisonburg, Va. ($58K), and Roanoke, Va. (around $49K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($39K) in Capron, Va., one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $44K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $57K annually on average. The largest slice of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) workforce (37 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $70K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($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 — approximately $93K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $88K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; just under a third consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) gives paid vacation to 45 percent and paid sick leave to 36 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. At Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), a majority of employees have health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a defined benefit retirement plan.