For Entry-Level Transportation Engineers, annual average wages total $58K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Transportation Engineers range from $49K on the low end to $71K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $5K, respectively. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Transportation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,598 - $70,219
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$70K
MEDIAN: $58,015
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$18.46 - $32.29
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$49,598 - $70,219  
   
Bonus
$259.12 - $4,962  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,510  
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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$49,334 - $71,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.46 - $32.29  
   
Overtime
$23.98 - $43.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$259.12 - $4,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $4,510  
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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$49,334 - $71,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Those at Fehr and Peers can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,037

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Entry-Level Transportation Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Entry-Level Transportation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+15 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent. Workers in Seattle and Houston earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 2 percent.

Transportation Engineer Advice

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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.

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Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microstation
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Bentley CAD Software
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Word
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Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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Bentley InRoad Software Suite
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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