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Traffic Engineer Salary

The average Traffic Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Traffic Engineers can bottom out near $48K or peak near $92K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Traffic Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Traffic Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,250 - $89,491
(Median)
$47K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,412
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$23.35 - $43.23
(Median)
$23
$29
$43
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,250 - $89,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $7,213  
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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$47,603 - $92,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.35 - $43.23  
   
Overtime
$22.39 - $49.66  
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 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $7,213  
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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$47,603 - $92,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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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Traffic Engineers only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Project Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

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


For many Traffic Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $71K. For Traffic Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $91K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%
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