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Traffic Engineer Salary

Traffic Engineers in the United States take home an average $61K annually. In the world of Traffic Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $11K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $47K and $91K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Traffic Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.
$46,271 - $89,167
(Median)
46K
61K
75K
89K
MEDIAN: $61,437
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$22.51 - $42.67
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,271 - $89,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,570  
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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$46,725 - $91,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.51 - $42.67  
   
Overtime
$22.92 - $58.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,570  
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).
)
$46,725 - $91,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.

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Job skills reported by Traffic Engineers are limited. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Engineering Design and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $82K. For some reason, Traffic Engineers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $79K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%