Traffic Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Traffic Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.57 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a fair number have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,257 - $79,335
$22K
$39K
$79K
MEDIAN: $38,640
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$12.90 - $25.76
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MEDIAN: $16.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$22,257 - $79,335  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,724 - $65,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $38.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$28,724 - $65,475  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Traffic Technician

Traffic technicians work hard to keep traffic signals and street signs in good condition by repairing and replacing vehicle detectors, traffic control devices, wiring, conduit, and traffic signalling devices as necessary.

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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Technician

Pay by Experience for a Traffic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Traffic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Traffic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Traffic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 14 salaries. A Traffic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Traffic Technician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Traffic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 22%
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