Entry-Level Transportation Engineers take home approximately $58K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Transportation Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $71K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are more male Entry-Level Transportation Engineers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Transportation Engineers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,410 - $70,379
$49K
$58K
$70K
MEDIAN: $58,071
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$18.53 - $32.20
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MEDIAN: $26.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$49,410 - $70,379  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $4,047  
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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$49,130 - $71,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.53 - $32.20  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$246.58 - $4,894  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $4,047  
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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$49,130 - $71,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Entry-Level Transportation Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Fehr and Peers, where the average salary comes to $67K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Aecom Technology Group, Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $76K, the company's median pay sits at $58K, the lowest in the field.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,142

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Transportation Engineers that is 15 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Transportation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+15 percent), Portland (+7 percent), Baltimore (+7 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 3 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Seattle (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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 42 votes.
069
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Bentley InRoad Software Suite
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Bentley CAD Software
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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autodesk autocad
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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InRoads
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AutoCAD
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Bentley
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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