Traffic Engineer Salary

An average Traffic Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K annually. Cash earnings for Traffic Engineers — including $5K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $92K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Traffic Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Traffic Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,487 - $89,648

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$23.57 - $43.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,487 - $89,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
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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$47,852 - $91,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.57 - $43.35  
   
Overtime
$23.61 - $56.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
   
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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$47,852 - $91,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Project Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Engineering Design and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $71K. On average, Traffic Engineers make $83K following one to two decades on the job. Traffic Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $90K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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