Salary for Traffic Technicians

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 earn a salary ranging from 24000 to 36000 based on seniority. Traffic Technicians get a salary of Thirty Six Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Traffic Technicians can get the best compensation in California, where they can earn pay of close to about $57440. They can make the most money in Public Administration, where they can earn an average salary rate of $49700.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 2.42 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Traffic Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $49,700
Public Administration $45,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $34,910
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $34,910
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,240
Public Administration $45,070
Transportation and Warehousing $49,700
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