Years of Experience
Average pay is $87K per year 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 $59K annually on average. The largest slice of the Wmata workforce (36 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $76K per year.
Mechanical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $97K annually — though Civil Engineers and Communications Specialists also do fairly well at around $68K and $61K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $100K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Wmata pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $80K.
In this position, it pays to have Windows Operating System General Use in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $109K annually. Microsoft Office is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Project Management, Program Management, and Budget Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 36 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Roughly two-fifths of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For the vast majority of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, 401(a), life insurance, and flexible hours.