For Traffic Technicians, hourly average wages total $16.78 per hour. Men make up the vast majority of Traffic Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Traffic Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,000 - $80,952
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$81K
MEDIAN: $38,639
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$12.39 - $26.21
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,000 - $80,952  
   
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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$28,996 - $66,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $26.21  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $38.39  
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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$28,996 - $66,143  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $40K. On average, Traffic Technicians make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $54K.

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Traffic Technician in Sunbury:
"I wish I had been shown how to do the flagging."
Train all new hires how to do the best and safest way to do the job.

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Experience Affects Traffic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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