Traffic Reporter Salary

Traffic Reporters in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $41K annually, but may range from $25K to $74K per year. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Traffic Reporters who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women Traffic Reporters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,081 - $76,550
$25K
$41K
$77K
MEDIAN: $40,725
10%
50%
90%

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$12.62 - $21.62
$16
MEDIAN: $16.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,081 - $76,550  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,322 - $74,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.00  
   
Overtime
$22.25  
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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$25,322 - $74,445  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Traffic Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 14%
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