Traffic Engineer Salary
Earnings for Traffic Engineers in the United States come in at around $65K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Traffic Engineers range from $51K on the low end to $94K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $6K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Traffic Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $76K. Traffic Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $91K.