Traffic Engineer Salary

Traffic Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $62K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Traffic Engineers runs from $48K to $92K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Traffic Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Traffic Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$47,090 - $89,314
(Median)
$47K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,696
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90%

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$23.52 - $42.80
(Median)
$24
$29
$43
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$47,090 - $89,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,980  
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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$47,521 - $91,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.52 - $42.80  
   
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 - $4,980  
   
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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$47,521 - $91,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. It is not unusual for someone who knows Engineering Design to be familiar with Project Management as well.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. Traffic Engineers bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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.

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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

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 42 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
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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