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Transportation Specialist Series hourly wage ranges


Transportation Associate:
$16.96 - $17.49/hour;
$35,412 - $36,519/year


Transportation Associates work as trainees who perform skilled roadway surface and roadside maintenance activities.



Transportation Generalist:
$18.15 - $22.82/hour;
$37,897 - $47,648/year


Entry level technical and skilled work involving transportation design, construction and maintenance activities.


Transportation Generalist Senior:

$19.57 - $25.36/hour; $40,862 - $52,962/year


Intermediate level technical and skilled work, and/or lead work.


Transportation Specialist:
$20.67 - $28.26 /hour;
$43,159 - $59,007/year


Senior level technical and/or specialized work.



Employment denials

Occasionally a qualified job candidate is denied employment with MnDOT due to results of a background check. Please read this notice about job denials for more information.

Keeping Minnesota’s roadways safe requires a highly trained and motivated workforce.

Whether it’s plowing snow, repairing guard rail, filling potholes, paving roads, inspecting bridges or repairing and maintaining roads in other ways, MnDOT’s Transportation Specialists work to keep roads safe for their fellow Minnesotans.


Transportation Associates and Transportation Generalists

Different everyday

"The best part about my job is everyday there is something new, something different."

...a MnDOT Transportation Associate

Our entry level position is called a Transportation Associate. To apply for a TA position you must hold a Commercial Driver's License Permit, Class A or B with no air brake restriction.If you already hold a Class A or B CDL with no air brake restriction plus have one year of related job experience, you may qualify to apply for a Transportation Generalist position. Tanker endorsements are required for some positions. Please list all your endorsements on your resume when you apply.


Application process

If you see yourself in a job like this, review the information on how to apply.


Take a look at MnDOT workers in action

View the five short videos below to hear directly from MnDOT workers as they give you an inside look at what it's like to work at MnDOT as a Transportation Specialist. (To enable or disable closed captioning, view in full screen mode).


Why I enjoy my job at MnDOT

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Using math and reading skills
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Great benefits
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Cool new skills
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Transportation Associates and Generalists work on a variety of projects on Minnesota's roadways. View this video to see some examples. (Audio is background music only).
MnDOT at work
You Tube (6:05 min)