Transportation Engineer Salary

A Transportation Engineer earns an average salary of $63,224 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$50,998 - $86,379
$51K
$63K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,224
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50%
90%

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$20.07 - $38.76
$20
$28
$39
MEDIAN: $28.37
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,998 - $86,379  
   
Bonus
$101.74 - $4,974  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $4,020  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$50,760 - $86,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 534
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $38.76  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $45.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$101.74 - $4,974  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$406.95 - $4,020  
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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$50,760 - $86,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Job Description for Transportation Engineer

Transportation engineers oversee a variety of engineering assignments related to transportation systems. Their main objective is to ensure that all transportation projects are completed on time and stay within budget. Most of the time, transportation engineers work in the technology, traffic, construction, airport, and railway industries, but they occasionally work in other industries as well. Transportation engineers are responsible for all aspects of transportation project scheduling, planning, and pricing. They also monitor design and planning phases for highways, bridges, traffic controls, and lighting. They gather and analyze engineering data to develop recommendations and reports. Additionally, transportation engineers work with project managers to ensure that all projects are well planned and cost effective.

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Transportation Engineer Tasks

  • Analyze, plan, design, draw, check calculations and oversee highway, rail, and related transportation civil construction projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 435 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Transportation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 110 salaries. A Transportation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,576

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Key Stats for Transportation Engineer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Transportation Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲30%

▲16%

National Average
$64,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries




▲1%

Microstation
▼0%

Bentley CAD Software
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼1%


▼2%







Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%