Traffic Reporters in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $42K per year, but may range from $25K to $78K per year. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of people in this position find little satisfaction in their work. Women Traffic Reporters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $42,099
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,183 - $81,865  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,879 - $77,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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$24,879 - $77,865  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $70K.

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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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