Salary for Traffic Technicians

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Also known as:  Highway Traffic Control Technician, Traffic Engineering Technician, Traffic Signal Technician, Transportation Planning Technician, Transportation Technician

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Traffic technicians conduct surveys and studies to find traffic volume and speed in certain areas. This occupation is not usually dangerous, though they may require employees to sit, stand or bend for long periods of time, which can be strenuous. To become a traffic technician, one must first attend technical school. Before beginning official work, a few years of formal on-site job training may be required.

A Traffic Technician can get an average wage on a scale from $32,150 to $83,150 depending on experience. can get an average wage of fifty-three thousand one hundred and fourty dollars on an annual basis.

can expect the most salary in Washington, where they receive an average job salary of about $69,740. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn job pay of $55,670.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.26 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Traffic Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,670
Public Administration
$54,130
Construction
$45,910
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$39,580

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$39,580
Construction
$45,910
Public Administration
$54,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,670