Very fortunate to secure the pay we were offered as graduates as I believe this will be changing.
Pay's about 10% better than my friends at engineering consultancies. (DoT Graduate)
The opportunity exists to further develop capabilities and successful completion results in a pay rise
Graduate, Melbourne, Victoria
Can't say I've seen any bonuses. But the super could be better.
It is a little low as far as grad programs go, but it is enough, and you are guaranteed a higher role at the end of it with a pay rise. I believe people in the organisation are paid well. (VPS Grad)
When it was VicRoads the pay was much better and annual progression bonuses were almost double what they are with the VPS system. Long term this makes a big difference, the current agreement is being evaluated but doesn't look like it will be anywhere near as good as it previously was, which is disappointing
The pay is pretty standard for a graduate engineering role.
The pay and bonuses are extremely good for graduate positions (DoT Grad).
No bonuses in government for VPS employees.
Too early to know but happy for now.
I think the pay is sufficient, however, in terms of Melbourne living it feels a little bit low. In saying this, the program is for one year and after that year you do get a pay raise (all going to plan). (VPS Grad)
Pay is very good as a graduate engineer compared to many other sectors. Bonuses do not exist because it's government. However, they used to have myki discounts but that may have been revoked recently. (DoT Grad)
There are no bonuses but, in general, the pay is more than fair.
Difficult to specify in this type of forum, as there has been a restructure within the organisation since I started, and I am still within the old structure.
They don't recognise effort. It makes sense to me why a lot of younger staff are not retained within DoT. Younger staff seem to be the work horse in every team making the lowest amount and get stuck without being able to progress in role or salary, so they leave. It's pretty unfair that DoT hires higher-up staff at VPS6 from other organisations before looking to promote internally. It also doesn't make sense why it's easier to get a salary increase by leaving and reapplying for a higher role, than it is by staying and working up.
Graduate, Melbourne CBD
Easy and clear pay progression with yearly increases.