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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,968 - $95,830
$51K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,243
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50%
90%

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$24.46 - $39.33
$24
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $29.73
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90%

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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
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

Pay by Experience for a Traffic Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Traffic Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Traffic Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Traffic Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 51 salaries. A Traffic Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 24 salaries.

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%
no benefits
None: 7%