Traffic Reporter Salary

Traffic Reporters in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $25K and $60K per year. Female Traffic Reporters are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Traffic Reporters is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,383 - $76,277
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$28K
$41K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,369
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$10.00 - $21.51
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$28,383 - $76,277  
   
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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$24,829 - $60,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $21.51  
   
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$22K$44K$66K
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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$24,829 - $60,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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 $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Traffic Reporters make a median salary of $51K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 30%
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