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Transportation Engineer Salary (United States)

A Transportation Engineer earns an average salary of $62,533 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Transportation Engineer Salary (?
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$49,636 - $86,419
(Median)
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73K
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MEDIAN: $62,533
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Transportation Engineer Salary (?
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$23.13 - $39.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,636 - $86,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $5,087  
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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$49,479 - $86,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 619
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$23.13 - $39.54  
   
Overtime
$23.54 - $49.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $5,087  
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).
)
$49,479 - $86,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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

Los Angeles
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Richmond
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New York
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Fairfax
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$63,000
Denver
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San Jose
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Seattle
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Austin
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Boston
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Experience Affects Transportation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Microstation
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$63,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Bentley
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Synchro
up arrow 4%
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 5%
InRoads
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%