Salary for Transportation Engineers

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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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 average salaries in a range of $56,160 and $144,810 based on experience and talent. will normally get a salary of ninety-five thousand four hundred and fourty dollars each year.

are paid most highly in California, where they can get compensation, on average, of just about $113,200. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they get pay of $117,510.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.43 percent nationwide in that time.


Transportation Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Finance and Insurance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Retail Trade