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Average Salary for Wmata Employees

A salary of $78K annually is the median rate at Wmata. At Wmata, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company factors into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Wmata typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Wmata
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Bus Operator (2)
$31,993 - $79,540  
[-]Bus Operator (2)
Total Pay$31,993 - $79,540  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (2)
$64,337 - $113,931  
[+]Mechanical Engineer (2)
Salary$69,202 - $110,786  
Total Pay$64,337 - $113,931  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
$48,443 - $102,894  
[+]Civil Engineer (2)
Salary$50,770 - $110,653  
Total Pay$48,443 - $102,894  
[+]Communications Specialist (2)
$40,554 - $92,791  
[+]Communications Specialist (2)
Salary$41,424 - $93,001  
Total Pay$40,554 - $92,791  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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.

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Key Stats for Wmata


33 %
67 %
$52,571 - $81,389
$70,467 - $115,320
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$50,335 - $93,143
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