Traffic Engineers in the United States take home an average $66K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Traffic Engineers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,325 - $94,844
$50K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,558
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50%
90%

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$24.39 - $39.24
$24
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $29.82
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,325 - $94,844  
   
Bonus
$205.42 - $7,330  
Profit Sharing
$2,444  
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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$51,195 - $93,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$24.39 - $39.24  
   
Overtime
$25.19 - $51.64  
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
$205.42 - $7,330  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,444  
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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$51,195 - $93,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Traffic Engineers. 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 bring in $84K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $92K on average.

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Key Stats for Traffic Engineer

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries



National Average
$66,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 3%

Microstation
up arrow 7%

Synchro
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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