Traffic Reporter Salary

Traffic Reporters in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $41K annually on average. Pay ranges from $25K on the low end to $60K per year on the high end. Female Traffic Reporters are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-half. Most Traffic Reporters report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,760 - $76,012
(Median)
$26K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $40,804
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$10.14 - $21.39
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$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,760 - $76,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$24,563 - $59,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $21.39  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$24,563 - $59,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Traffic Reporter

Traffic reporters typically work for a local television or radio news team in an area where vehicular traffic is a key concern for commuters. Typically, these are high-population media markets with both urban and suburban sprawl and the heavy traffic of “rush hour” which commuters must face in the mornings and afternoons. Traffic reporters provide information related to patterns and traffic flow and alert motorists of accidents, construction, and other occurrences that may worsen traffic on a given day.

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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Reporter

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. Traffic Reporters see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $41K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 30%
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