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Traffic Engineer Salary

The average Traffic Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Final cash compensation to Traffic Engineers varies from around $48K to approximately $92K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $7K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Traffic Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Traffic Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$47,181 - $89,600
(Median)
$47K
$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $61,412
10%
50%
90%

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$23.27 - $43.38
(Median)
$23
$29
$43
MEDIAN: $28.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,181 - $89,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
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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$47,523 - $92,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $43.38  
   
Overtime
$22.24 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,993  
   
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).
)
$47,523 - $92,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Project Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Aptitude in Engineering Design tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

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


For many Traffic Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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. For Traffic Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $90K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%