Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $48K per year on average. The largest fraction of Txdot people (33 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $43K annually on average.
Civil Engineers earn the highest median pay at approximately $57K per year, followed by Transportation Engineers ($56K), Civil Engineering Assistants (around $49K), and Construction Inspectors ($46K). On the lower end are Office Managers at approximately $37K on average.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Austin, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $56K annually; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas (around $51K) and San Antonio, Texas (about $40K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Professional Engineer License Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $89K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $67K on average. Txdot workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning about $50K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Bentley CAD Software; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $67K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Txdot workforce; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Microstation, and Engineering Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in five respondents receiving paid vacation and about two-fifths of workers receiving sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Txdot offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for one-half. A few more workplace perks are defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.