Traffic Engineer Salary

Median pay for Traffic Engineers in the United States is around $66K per year. In the world of Traffic Engineers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $97K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Traffic Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Traffic Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$51,393 - $96,981
$51K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,529
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50%
90%

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$24.06 - $41.88
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MEDIAN: $29.55
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$0$96K
Salary $51,393 - $96,981
Bonus $202.73 - $7,569
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $9,933
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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$51,700 - $96,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 227
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $24.06 - $41.88
Overtime $24.71 - $44.40
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $202.73 - $7,569
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $9,933
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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$51,700 - $96,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for Traffic Engineer

  • Analyze, plan, design, draw, check calculations and oversee highway, rail, and related transportation civil construction projects.

Common Career Paths for Traffic Engineer


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Traffic Engineers who go on to become Civil Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Civil Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $60K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Traffic Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Traffic Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Traffic Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Traffic Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Traffic Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 51 salaries. A Traffic Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,037

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

For Traffic Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Traffic Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+12 percent), Houston (+6 percent), Orlando (+5 percent), and New York (+2 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Columbus and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Traffic Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Traffic Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲24%

▲15%

National Average
$67,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Traffic Engineer Salaries



National Average
$67,000

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼5%

Synchro
▼10%

Technical Writing
▼12%

Microstation
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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