Transportation Engineer Salary (United States)

A Transportation Engineer earns an average salary of $61,663 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Transportation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,810 - $85,427
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62K
73K
85K
MEDIAN: $61,662
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Transportation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$23.12 - $38.76
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,810 - $85,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,077  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $5,020  
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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$48,787 - $84,803  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 788
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$23.12 - $38.76  
   
Overtime
$23.45 - $45.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $5,020  
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).
)
$48,787 - $84,803  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 788
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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 Difference By Location
New York
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Los Angeles
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Sacramento
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Houston
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Fairfax
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$62,000
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Baltimore
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Denver
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Experience Affects Transportation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microstation
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Engineering Design
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AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$62,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Bentley
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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InRoads
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Synchro
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GeoPack
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Gender
Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%
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