Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $74K per year. The largest fraction of New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) people (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $57K annually on average.
Civil Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $62K per year — though Civil Engineers in Training also do fairly well at about $54K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $73K per year. Becoming an ACI Concrete Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $62K on average. Regarding salaries and education, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — $67K.
In this position, it pays to have Technical Writing in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $84K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is Microsoft Excel, with just under one in three considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT); the company rewards only 23 percent with paid vacation time and only 38 percent with sick leave. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for almost all workers. The company also dishes out perks such as public employees pension plan (pepp) and pension.