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Average Salary for Wmata Employees

The average employee at Wmata takes home $78K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Wmata workers, followed by what you do at the company. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Wmata
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Civil Engineer (3)
$46,882 - $100,135  
[-]Civil Engineer (3)
Salary$49,164 - $106,361  
Total Pay$46,882 - $100,135  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (2)
$63,501 - $113,473  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (2)
Salary$65,905 - $110,896  
Total Pay$63,501 - $113,473  
[+]Communications Specialist (2)
$40,854 - $99,929  
[+]Communications Specialist (2)
Salary$40,578 - $87,993  
Total Pay$40,854 - $99,929  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Wmata Details

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $60K. Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach $85K. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (36 percent) have a tenure of 10-19 years and bring home $74K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Civil Engineers — their earnings average $63K. Communications Specialists are a close second at around $61K.

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $77K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Budget Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $93K. A common skill in Wmata's work force is Risk Management / Risk Control; one in ten of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Internal Audit, Microsoft SQL Server, and Corporate Communications.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 43 percent. More than a third of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Wmata sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and the greater part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, 401(a), and flexible hours.

Key Stats

39 %
61 %
$65,761 - $84,507
$51,521 - $107,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
$50,650 - $92,172

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