Traffic Reporter Salary

Those pursuing careers as Traffic Reporters in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $42K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $25K, and the top verges on $61K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Women make up a slight majority of Traffic Reporters (59 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,021 - $76,510
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,651
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$11.53 - $22.85
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,021 - $76,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$25,290 - $60,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $22.85  
   
Overtime
$24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
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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$25,290 - $60,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Traffic Reporters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Traffic Reporters report making only $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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