$66,898
Avg. Salary
$29.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,506

Bonus

$2,534

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Traffic Engineer is $29.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Traffic Engineer is $66,898 per year.

10%
$21.84
10%
$29.20
50%
$41.65
90%
90%
MEDIAN $29.20
10%
$53k
10%
$67k
50%
$96k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $66,898
$53,170 - $96,425
$53K
$67K
$96K
MEDIAN: $66,898
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$21.84 - $41.65
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$29
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MEDIAN: $29.20
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$0$96K
Salary $53,170 - $96,425
Bonus $301 - $7,592
Profit Sharing $201 - $9,983
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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$52,761 - $95,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 456
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $21.84 - $41.65
Overtime $24.67 - $43.99
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $301 - $7,592
Profit Sharing $201 - $9,983
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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$52,761 - $95,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

Common Career Paths


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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

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

-13%

National Average: $66,589

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).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Traffic Engineer?

Traffic Engineer in Jersey City:
"Upcoming Business District."
Pros: Nearby food and attractions; Short Commute time; Affordable lunches; Great views of NYC;
Cons: It can feel far away from friends working in Manhattan;

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Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲37%

▲25%

▲16%

National Average
$67,000

▼12%

How Skills Affect Salaries



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$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%