Traffic Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Traffic Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.56 per hour. Compensation ranges between $13.15 per hour and $27.54. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,532 - $59,432
(Median)
$26K
$49K
$59K
MEDIAN: $48,592
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$13.15 - $27.54
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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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$28,784 - $60,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$16.52 - $39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$28,784 - $60,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For many Traffic Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Traffic Technicians in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $34K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $38K. Traffic Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Traffic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%
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