Traffic Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of traffic technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of traffic technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The traffic technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Traffic Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$72,130
75th Percentile Wage
$58,300
50th Percentile Wage
$43,430
25th Percentile Wage
$33,840
10th Percentile Wage
$27,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for traffic technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) traffic technicians is $72,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,220. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 164% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $43,430 9.04%
2013 $39,830 3.78%
2012 $38,380 -9.27%
2011 $42,300 2.84%
2010 $41,130 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for traffic technicians from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.59%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.78%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 2.84% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-9.27%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Traffic Technicians vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Traffic Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of traffic technicians in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for traffic technicians occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $51,140. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $32,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$51,140
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,470

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Traffic Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only traffic technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of traffic technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,380 to $72,340. The highest paying state for traffic technicians is Nevada with a median annual salary of $72,340. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $32,380. For more salary information of traffic technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$72,340
California
$63,770
New York
$60,890
Washington
$54,190
Oregon
$53,810
Colorado
$52,130
Illinois
$51,760
Ohio
$51,410
Massachusetts
$50,490
District of Columbia
$50,380
Pennsylvania
$49,640
Michigan
$48,030
Hawaii
$46,310
Tennessee
$45,320
Arizona
$45,140
Missouri
$43,010
Virginia
$43,010
New Jersey
$42,240
Minnesota
$41,880
Wyoming
$40,170
Maryland
$39,600
Kansas
$39,180
Florida
$38,980
North Carolina
$38,910
South Carolina
$38,640
Texas
$37,890
Louisiana
$37,050
Georgia
$36,900
Mississippi
$34,280
Iowa
$34,030
Indiana
$33,590
Oklahoma
$32,380