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Average Transportation Engineer Salary

$67,263
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,648
Bonus
$1,600
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The average salary for a Transportation Engineer is $67,263.
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$55k
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$67k
90%
$93k
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What Do Transportation Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Transportation Engineer

4.1 out of 5
(166)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Transportation Engineer are from the companies Aecom Corporation, HDR, Inc. and HNTB Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Stantec where the average pay is $77,511. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Caltrans and HNTB Corporation, earning around $75,500 and $72,000, respectively. Aecom Technology Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $60,762. Aecom Corporation and Arcadis, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $62,642 and $63,864, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Transportation Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design, Bentley MicroStation and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Engineers?

An entry-level Transportation Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,294 based on 114 salaries. An early career Transportation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,045 based on 501 salaries. A mid-career Transportation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,101 based on 268 salaries. An experienced Transportation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,379 based on 133 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,143.
Employees with Transportation Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 12.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina (8.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.1% less) and Orlando, Florida (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,075 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
12.4%
Late Career
5.5%

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