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Traffic Reporter Salary

Traffic Reporters in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $41K annually. Compensation ranges from $24K on the lower end to $57K per year on the higher end. Most Traffic Reporters like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Traffic Reporters (68 percent) survey participants are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,760 - $73,404
(Median)
$26K
$41K
$73K
MEDIAN: $40,804
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$9.21 - $21.34
(Median)
$9
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,760 - $73,404  
   
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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$24,179 - $57,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $21.34  
   
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$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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$24,179 - $57,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. Traffic Reporters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Traffic Reporters who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $41K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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