Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $101K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $88K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $77K annually on average.
Across Wmata's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Maryland earn the most, taking home approximately $103K per year.
Mechanical Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $97K annually — though Maintenance Managers and Administrative Assistants also do fairly well at $81K and $53K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $122K per year for Certified ITIL Leaders; non-accredited workers make much less. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded with median pay of approximately $65K annually. The best paid folks at Wmata have a Certificate (Cert), Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration (HVAC) Maintenance Technology, earning $97K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operations Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $120K annually. A common skill in Wmata's work force is Project Management; one-fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, and Financial Analysis.
Wmata's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 18 percent. Around half of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Wmata provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to 401(a), tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.