Friday, April 21, 2006

VDOT Annual Payroll

After receiving a letter from high ranking VDOT officials, I placed a call to verify the amount of money spent at VDOT annually on payroll.

Care to guess how much is spent annually? Multiply that by two and you have the biennial amount. I know DUH. But it presents an interesting question vis a vis the current debate on transportation.

I think there ought to be a contest on this. So, the first person who gets it right by posting it here will get $50.00 from yours truly.


  • $325 million. Another calculation puts it @$417 million, but that seems too high for 10,000 employees.

    By Blogger Jim Patrick, at 4/21/2006 8:06 PM  

  • I may be disqualified...but its close to $800 million (~$795 or so).

    By Blogger gfsegal, at 4/21/2006 11:56 PM  

  • oh, and that's each year.

    By Blogger gfsegal, at 4/21/2006 11:56 PM  

  • Ok, last time...I should say, VDOT wants to spend close to $800 million after an approx $61 million hike in FY07.

    Boy I hope I'm right :)

    By Blogger gfsegal, at 4/22/2006 12:01 AM  

  • Great question. One question, does this figure include employee benefits (ie VRS contribution, health insurance, etc.) in addition to just the paycheck figures?

    By Blogger Whitney Duff, at 4/22/2006 9:23 AM  

  • it is called internal labor costs and I asked if that was the payroll for the year. No correct answers have been given yet.

    By Blogger Chris Saxman, at 4/22/2006 10:24 AM  

  • Internal labor costs for 2006 are $508 million; an average of $50,800 per employee. I don't have a clue if that's payroll plus benefits though.

    By Blogger Jim Patrick, at 4/22/2006 11:08 AM  

  • $672 million/year for 2007 and 2008.
    Its right there in the budget document.

    By Blogger GOPHokie, at 4/23/2006 8:56 PM  

  • from Warner's proposed budget personel costs in FY06 were $732,209,364... proposed FY 07: $795,534,663 and $796,524,206 for FY 08.

    However, I am sure this does not include contractors and subs. So actual cost of workers could be significantly higher. Btw, these figures represent some 12,513 positions, give or take 342.

    By Blogger Frank, at 4/24/2006 8:43 AM  

  • Doesn't the internal labor cost include things like office space (rent), training, etc. as well as benefits? If so, the figure you give doesn't really sound that outrageous if you also assume that a few higher ups earn a lot more than the bulk of the employees that actually do the manual labor of maintaining the roads.

    By Blogger Lucy Jones, at 4/24/2006 12:57 PM  

  • the cost is 508 million per year. I will get the definition on internal labor costs as soon as we get a permanent commissioner.

    need to get the address of one jim patrick for the $50.

    how shall we do that?

    By Blogger Chris Saxman, at 4/25/2006 4:55 PM  

  • Though I appreciate winning, please send the check to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter
    County of Shenandoah
    600 N. Main Street, Ste. 102
    Woodstock, VA 22664

    If there's any problem with that, please contact me.

    By Blogger Jim Patrick, at 4/26/2006 5:39 PM  

  • Darn it. I was going to say it was some Dr. Evil-type number like a hundred kajillion dollars.

    By Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly, at 5/02/2006 4:08 PM  

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