Traffic Engineer Salary

An average Traffic Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $66K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Traffic Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Traffic Engineers (67 percent) who took the survey are men.

$50,968 - $95,830
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$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,243
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$24.46 - $39.33
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MEDIAN: $29.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,968 - $95,830  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $7,496  
Profit Sharing
$2,468  
Total Pay (?
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$51,746 - $94,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$24.46 - $39.33  
   
Overtime
$24.86 - $52.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$242.40 - $7,496  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,468  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$51,746 - $94,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Traffic Engineer

  • Analyze, plan, design, draw, check calculations and oversee highway, rail, and related transportation civil construction projects.

Common Career Paths for Traffic Engineer


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Traffic Engineers who transition into an upper level Civil Engineer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Civil Engineer makes $60K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Traffic Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. Traffic Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,291

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 18 percent, Traffic Engineers in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Traffic Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+13 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Orlando (+6 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and St. Louis (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Traffic Engineer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

▲38%

▲25%

▲16%

National Average
$66,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries



National Average
$66,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼4%

Synchro
▼9%

Technical Writing
▼11%

Microstation
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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