Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $100K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $74K per year on average. The largest fraction of Wmata people (41 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $75K annually on average.
Mechanical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $97K per year — though Maintenance Managers and Civil Engineers also do fairly well at around $81K and $68K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $122K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $113K per year for accredited Certified Public Accountants. The best paid folks at Wmata have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $97K annually.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $120K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, just over one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Internal Audit.
Benefits and Perks
One in four survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For almost all workers, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Wmata also dishes out privileges such as 401(a), a casual working environment, and life insurance.