Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $60K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at Wmata for between five and 10 years earn $87K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $75K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Mechanical Engineers — their earnings average $97K annually. Civil Engineers are a close second at about $68K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $100K annually. The best paid folks at Wmata have a Bachelor's Degree, earning $80K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Windows Operating System General Use; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $109K annually. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Wmata workforce; approximately one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Program Management, and Budget Management.
Benefits and Perks
Just 35 percent receive paid time off. Just over two-fifths of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For the vast majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, 401(a), and a casual working environment.