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Benefits

In addition to offering opportunities to create meaningful change in our state’s transportation system, we also provide a variety of tangible benefits for our employees.

It's not unusual for new employees to have benefit packages valued at 35 percent to 40 percent of their total compensation. Salary, while important, tells only part of the story.

Here are a few of the benefits that come with a career at NCDOT:

  • Paid time off - Employees receive a minimum of 14 days of annual leave (vacation) and 12 days of sick leave, in addition to 11 paid holidays (12 if Christmas is on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Through community services leave, employees are allowed up to three days annually to volunteer in support of schools, communities, citizens and nonprofit organizations, or those wishing to mentor or tutor a student may receive one hour per week, up to 36 hours.
  • Health care - The health insurance program is comparable to some private industry offerings and features an innovative Worksite Wellness Initiative.
  • Disability - Employees are eligible for short-term disability after one year of state service and long-term disability after five years of service, both at no cost to employees.
  • Retirement - Employees make automatic retirement contributions, matched at 13.12 percent by the state, and are vested after five years of service (ten years if you become a member on or after 8/1/2011). At retirement, the monthly pension is based on salary, age and years of service. Employees can retire early under certain conditions with reduced compensation. In addition, the state offers a deferred compensation plan and a 401K plan.
  • Work-Life Balance - Most of our employees have 40-hour work weeks with limited overtime. We also offer shared leave benefits and flexible work hours as well as family medical leave and family illness leave.
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