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Traffic Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Traffic Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $17.53 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.82 per hour on the low end to $27.54 on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Traffic Technicians do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,532 - $59,432
(Median)
$26K
$49K
$59K
MEDIAN: $48,592
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$11.82 - $27.54
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
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
$25,532 - $59,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$28,063 - $60,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$16.65 - $38.82  
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 - $1,510  
   
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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$28,063 - $60,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Traffic Technicians. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $34K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $38K. Traffic Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Traffic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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