Traffic Engineer Salary

Earnings for Traffic Engineers in the United States come in at around $62K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Traffic Engineers bottoms out near $48K and approaches $91K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Traffic Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Traffic Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$48,292 - $90,293
(Median)
$48K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $61,687
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90%

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$22.88 - $41.53
(Median)
$23
$30
$42
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,292 - $90,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $7,096  
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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$48,448 - $91,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.88 - $41.53  
   
Overtime
$22.24 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $7,096  
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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$48,448 - $91,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 go on to become Civil Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Civil Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $60K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $82K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $84K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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