Entry-Level Transportation Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Transportation Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $59K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Transportation Engineers stretch from $49K on the lower end to $74K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Transportation Engineers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Entry-Level Transportation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,869 - $73,483
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$59K
$73K
MEDIAN: $59,334
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$17.99 - $32.66
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$0$73K
Salary $49,869 - $73,483
Bonus $98.63 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $406.95 - $2,961
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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$49,167 - $73,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 352
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $17.99 - $32.66
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $23.92 - $44.75
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $98.63 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $406.95 - $2,961
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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$49,167 - $73,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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Fehr and Peers leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $67K.

Aecom Technology Group, Inc. offers the smallest salaries in town — $58K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $41K to $76K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,352

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Transportation Engineers, 13 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Transportation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent), Denver (+7 percent), Portland (+5 percent), and Baltimore (+5 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. On the whole, employers pay 4 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Atlanta and Chicago.

Transportation Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Transportation Engineer in Denver:
"Very Structured Career Path."
Basically just make sure you realize the limitations on the promotional steps when you work for the government.

Key Stats for Transportation Engineer

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Bentley InRoad Software Suite
▲1%

Bentley CAD Software
▼0%

National Average
$59,000


▼1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼1%

autodesk autocad
▼2%


Microsoft Word
▼2%


InRoads
▼3%

AutoCAD
▼4%

Bentley
▼4%

Autocad Civil 3D
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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