Traffic Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Traffic Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.38 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Traffic Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,000 - $80,952
$24K
$39K
$81K
MEDIAN: $38,640
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$12.54 - $25.71
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MEDIAN: $16.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,000 - $80,952  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,764 - $65,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $25.71  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$28,764 - $65,649  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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.


For many Traffic Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $35K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $39K. Traffic Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $55K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Traffic Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Traffic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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