Why Work Here?

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:


Virginia Department of Transportation (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).

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.

  • Flexible work schedules are valued
  • Telework eligibility is pursuant to the Commonwealth's Telework policy.
  • The cost of commuting by vanpool or mass transit may be subsidized.
  • Various employee discounts are available.

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.

VDOT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Learn more about VDOT employment policies.

Page last modified: Nov. 27, 2023