Benefits of Working at VDOT

Working For VDOT Has Many Advantages

An average new employee electing family health care coverage has a benefits package with an estimated value of 78 percent of their annual salary. At $40,000 a year, the employee actually receives $71,200 in total compensation, including:

Employee Handbook

An Employee Handbook has been developed as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) commitment to enhancing communications with our employees about their benefits, policies, career development and expectations. It highlights key information about the wide range of benefits and other resources offered to employees by the commonwealth and our agency.

Health Benefits Overview


VDOT employees participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Employee Benefits Program. This program includes medical, dental, prescription drug, mental health coverage and a flexible benefit program. 


VDOT provides short- and long-term disability benefits at no cost. There's a one-year waiting period for new hires and re-hires. This program is administered by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP)



Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings, including employer matching.

The Virginia Retirement System has information.

There are also several voluntary insurance plans available.

Work + Life = Balance

Flexible work schedules and telecommuting are valued. The cost of commuting by carpool, vanpool or mass transit may be subsidized. We also offer employee discounts.

Page last modified: June 26, 2023