Traffic Reporter Salary

Traffic Reporters who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than two-thirds of Traffic Reporters. Pay fluctuates from $24K to $75K per year, but expected earnings average $40K per year. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women Traffic Reporters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Traffic Reporters making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,834 - $77,141
$24K
$40K
$77K
MEDIAN: $40,424
10%
50%
90%

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$12.52 - $18.00
$15
MEDIAN: $15.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,834 - $77,141  
   
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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$24,477 - $75,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$24,477 - $75,240  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

Pay by Experience for a Traffic Reporter has a positive trend. An entry-level Traffic Reporter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Traffic Reporter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Traffic Reporter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 16 salaries. A Traffic Reporter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Traffic Reporter

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲1%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%
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