Entry-Level Transportation Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Transportation Engineers is around $58K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Transportation Engineers spread between $49K and $72K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Entry-Level Transportation Engineers are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Transportation Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,610 - $71,310
$50K
$58K
$71K
MEDIAN: $58,242
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50%
90%

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$18.61 - $32.82
$19
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $26.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$49,610 - $71,310  
   
Bonus
$97.44 - $4,970  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $4,075  
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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$49,300 - $72,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.61 - $32.82  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $43.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$97.44 - $4,970  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $4,075  
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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$49,300 - $72,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Fehr and Peers offers the most; Entry-Level Transportation Engineers earn $67K on average there.

Aecom Technology Group, Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $58K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $41K and $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,360

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Transportation Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Transportation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+15 percent), Denver (+9 percent), Portland (+7 percent), and Baltimore (+6 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Bentley InRoad Software Suite
▲3%

Bentley CAD Software
▲2%


▲1%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼0%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼0%

National Average
$58,000



Microsoft Word
▼1%

Bentley
▼2%

Autocad Civil 3D
▼2%

InRoads
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼2%

AutoCAD
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 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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