Entry-Level Transportation Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Transportation Engineers can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Transportation Engineers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $74K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $3K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Entry-Level Transportation Engineers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,596 - $74,194
$50K
$59K
$74K
MEDIAN: $59,403
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50%
90%

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$17.72 - $33.21
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$26
$33
MEDIAN: $26.28
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$0$74K
Salary $49,596 - $74,194
Bonus $99.33 - $5,054
Profit Sharing $515 - $3,011
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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$49,016 - $74,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 369
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $17.72 - $33.21
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $23.87 - $44.80
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $99.33 - $5,054
Profit Sharing $515 - $3,011
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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$49,016 - $74,638
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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Transportation Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Transportation Engineer


Entry-Level Transportation Engineers flock to Fehr and Peers for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $67K lead the pack in compensation.

Aecom Technology Group, Inc. offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $58K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $41K and $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,647

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

For Entry-Level Transportation Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Transportation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+13 percent), Denver (+7 percent), Portland (+5 percent), and Baltimore (+4 percent). In Houston, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Atlanta and Chicago (4 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
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Transportation Engineer Salaries

Bentley InRoad Software Suite
▲1%

National Average
$60,000


▼1%

Bentley CAD Software
▼1%

autodesk autocad
▼2%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼2%



Microsoft Word
▼3%

Bentley
▼4%

InRoads
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

AutoCAD
▼5%

Autocad Civil 3D
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%
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