Traffic Engineer Salary

For Traffic Engineers, yearly average wages total $65K annually. Final cash compensation to Traffic Engineers varies from around $52K to approximately $96K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $10K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Traffic Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$51,416 - $97,630
$51K
$65K
$98K
MEDIAN: $65,293
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50%
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$24.43 - $40.55
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MEDIAN: $29.90
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$0$97K
Salary $51,416 - $97,630
Bonus $248.32 - $7,464
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $9,933
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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$52,079 - $95,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $24.43 - $40.55
Overtime $24.77 - $44.20
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $248.32 - $7,464
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $9,933
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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$52,079 - $95,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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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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Many Traffic Engineers move into a Civil Engineer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Civil Engineers on average bring in a similar salary to Traffic Engineers.

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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: $65,977

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Traffic Engineers in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Traffic Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+13 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Orlando (+6 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (15 percent less) and St. Louis (13 percent less).

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Key Stats for Traffic Engineer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

▲38%

▲26%

▲17%

National Average
$66,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries



National Average
$66,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼3%

Synchro
▼8%

Microstation
▼10%

Technical Writing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%
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