How Much Do Traffic Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Traffic Technicians

Traffic Technicians conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$53140 per year
Hourly wage
$26 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$32,150 to $37,550 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $18 per hour

Entry-level Traffic Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,150 to $37,550 per year or $15 to $18 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Traffic Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $40 $83,150
Senior (Top 25%) $31 $65,010
Middle (Mid 50%) $23 $47,800
Junior (Bottom 25%) $18 $37,550
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $32,150

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $34 $69,740
CA $31 $64,890
IL $31 $63,590
PA $30 $62,270
NY $30 $61,790
CO $27 $56,920
AZ $27 $55,330
OH $26 $54,850
NJ $26 $53,990
MA $26 $53,860

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Traffic Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Traffic Technicians are in the states of WA, CA, IL, PA and NY.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Local Government $54960 $26.43
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $51870 $24.94
State Government $51020 $24.53
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $50350 $24.21
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39240 $18.87
Other Support Services $38380 $18.45

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