Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $65K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $53K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $65K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $69K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Springfield, Ill. (about $62K), Dixon, Ill. ($53K), and Collinsville, Ill. ($45K) are the next top-paying cities.
The highest average salaries go to Civil Engineers, who bring in close to about $67K annually, though Road & Highway Civil Engineers are not far behind at $67K along with Civil Engineers in Training earning $54K.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Professional Engineer License Holders, who make around $75K per year. ACI Concrete Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $68K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Illinois Department of Transportation pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — $78K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Autodesk AutoCAD; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $75K per year. A garden variety skill at Illinois Department of Transportation is Project Management; around half of Illinois Department of Transportation's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Design.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of survey participants receive paid vacation, and a strong majority of employees can take sick days. At Illinois Department of Transportation, a fair number of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Illinois Department of Transportation are tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and company car / automobile.