The average salary for a Transportation Engineer is $63,995 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$51,078 - $86,819
(Median)
$51K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $63,994
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$20.07 - $39.43
(Median)
$20
$28
$39
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$51,078 - $86,819  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $5,008  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $4,907  
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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$50,853 - $86,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $39.43  
   
Overtime
$24.39 - $45.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$391.49 - $5,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $4,907  
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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$50,853 - $86,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

24%

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National Average: $64,075

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Experience Affects Transportation Engineer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
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Bentley InRoad Software Suite
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Bentley CAD Software
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Microstation
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Bentley
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$64,000

InRoads
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Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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