$65,177
Avg. Salary
$28.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,922

Bonus

$1,186

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Transportation Engineer is $28.78 per hour.

The median Transportation Engineer has a base pay of $65,177. Salaries generally range from $52k to $90k. The median bonus is $1,922. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, AutoCAD, Microstation, Bentley, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, autodesk autocad, Microsoft Word, Project Management, Bentley CAD Software, Autocad Civil 3D, InRoads, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, Bentley InRoad Software Suite, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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MEDIAN $28.78
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MEDIAN $65,177
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$0$90K
Salary $51,988 - $90,370
Bonus $242 - $5,172
Profit Sharing $395 - $4,065
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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$51,327 - $90,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,016
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $19.64 - $40.29
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $24.84 - $49.82
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $242 - $5,172
Profit Sharing $395 - $4,065
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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$51,327 - $90,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 249

Job Description for Transportation Engineer

Transportation engineers oversee a variety of engineering assignments related to transportation systems. Their main objective is to ensure that all transportation projects are completed on time and stay within budget. Most of the time, transportation engineers work in the technology, traffic, construction, airport, and railway industries, but they occasionally work in other industries as well. Transportation engineers are responsible for all aspects of transportation project scheduling, planning, and pricing. They also monitor design and planning phases for highways, bridges, traffic controls, and lighting. They gather and analyze engineering data to develop recommendations and reports. Additionally, transportation engineers work with project managers to ensure that all projects are well planned and cost effective.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Transportation Engineers include URS Corporation Inc., Aecom Corporation, HDR, Inc., Aecom Technology Group, Inc., and Txdot. The biggest paychecks can be found at Caltrans — the median salary there is $96K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $60K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $106K. State Highway Administration, HDR, Inc., and Aecom Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Transportation Engineers earning around $74K, $71K, or $68K at each firm, respectively.

With a median salary of $57K, URS Corporation Inc. provides Transportation Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $70K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Aecom Technology Group, Inc. at $60K, and Txdot where $60K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Transportation Engineers there earn up to $94K.

Common Career Paths for Transportation Engineer


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Transportation Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Transportation Engineers. That role pays $93K per year on average. Becoming a Civil Engineer is, more often than not, the most common role that Transportation Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Civil Engineer is $61K. Another frequent advance is for Transportation Engineers to assume a Road & Highway Civil Engineer role; in this role, workers often take home $66K.

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Popular Skills for Transportation Engineer


Transportation Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Bentley InRoad Software Suite, Engineering Design, and Bentley are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Autocad Civil 3D, autodesk autocad, and Geographic Information Systems. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Skill sets containing Microstation also tend to include Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Transportation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Transportation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Transportation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 435 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transportation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Transportation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 110 salaries. A Transportation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,381

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

Transportation Engineers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Transportation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Denver (+16 percent), and Santa Ana (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Raleigh and Orlando (8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Transportation Engineer Reviews

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

Transportation Engineer in Chicago:
"Long commutes."
Pros: diversity
Cons: taxes

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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Key Stats for Transportation Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Transportation Engineer Salaries

▲32%

▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$65,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000

▼2%

Bentley CAD Software
▼2%

Microstation
▼3%

▼3%



▼5%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 6%