Commercial Real Estate Appraisers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $74K annually on average; Civil Engineers are next on the list, bringing in close to $54K, followed by Design Engineers earning around $53K and Construction Inspectors making $47K. Financial compensation for Office Assistants is rather low — on average only about $32K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($73K per year) can be spotted in Asheville, N.C.; Shelby, N.C. (approximately $52K), Raleigh, N.C. ($51K), and New Bern, N.C. (about $42K) are the next top-paying cities. Charlotte, N.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $40K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $48K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $48K per year. The largest slice of the Ncdot workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $44K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $74K per year for Certified General Appraisers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Ncdot awards about $73K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $55K annually. Engineering Design also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Ncdot's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Ncdot gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of respondents and sick leave to one in four employees. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Ncdot sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for slightly less than a fourth workers also include dental insurance. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and a casual working environment.