Traffic Reporters in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly two-thirds of Traffic Reporters. Salaries average out to around $41K annually and spread from $25K to $76K per year. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of Traffic Reporters (64 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, workers in this position experience low levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,822 - $77,141
$25K
$41K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,131
10%
50%
90%

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$12.54 - $21.00
$15
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,822 - $77,141  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,991 - $75,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.00  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
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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$24,991 - $75,753  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.


Traffic Reporters with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $37K. Traffic Reporters with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $53K.

Key Stats for Traffic Reporter

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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