Traffic Engineer Salary

Median pay for Traffic Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $62K per year. Total cash compensation to Traffic Engineers bottoms out near $48K and approaches $91K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Traffic Engineers. Male Traffic Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$47,397 - $89,332
(Median)
$47K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,867
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$23.57 - $42.67
(Median)
$24
$29
$43
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$47,397 - $89,332  
   
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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$47,784 - $91,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.57 - $42.67  
   
Overtime
$22.92 - $48.48  
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 - $4,973  
   
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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$47,784 - $91,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Traffic Engineers who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Experience with Engineering Design is often linked with knowledge of Project Management.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $56K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. Traffic Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. 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 $91K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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