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Traffic Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Traffic Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.69 per hour nationwide. Lower pay rates hover around $11.69 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $28.08. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Traffic Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,100 - $60,173
(Median)
$27K
$49K
$60K
MEDIAN: $49,060
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$11.69 - $28.08
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,100 - $60,173  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$26,379 - $60,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $28.08  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $38.42  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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).
)
$26,379 - $60,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Traffic Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $37K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $39K. Traffic Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Traffic Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $55K.

Experience Affects Traffic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%