Salary for Transportation Engineers

Also known as:  Architectural Engineer, Bridge Engineer, Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Highway Engineer, Hydrographic Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Research Hydraulic Engineer helps science and professional engineers find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Professionals in this field evaluate traffic patterns and needs, prepare reports based on their findings, and develop and execute projects designed to improve overall traffic patterns and safety. They may work with topics such as pedestrian walkways, lighting, volume of pedestrian, motorized and automated transit, and traffic control devices. In addition, they may work on the development of overall traffic movement systems, and develop parts of systems, including airports, highways, bridges, commuter trains, and drainage systems. These individuals are required to have a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related discipline. Additional licensing may also be required.

A Transportation Engineer can earn salaries of around 64000 - 96000 depending on the level of education. Transportation Engineers can receive a salary of Eighty Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars annually.

Transportation Engineers have the highest pay levels in the District of Columbia, where they earn an average salary rate of just about $93790. This group of professionals can obtain the highest compensation in Wholesale Trade, which has normal pay levels of $95710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.73 percent nationwide in that time.
Transportation Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $95,710
Wholesale Trade $86,470
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $84,960
Construction $84,300
Transportation and Warehousing $84,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises $84,000
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Finance and Insurance $66,380
Educational Services $67,850
Accommodation and Food Services $70,650
Health Care and Social Assistance $73,040
Manufacturing $75,350
Information $77,420