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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Traffic Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,880
25th Percentile Wage
$35,330
50th Percentile Wage
$45,670
75th Percentile Wage
$61,940
90th Percentile Wage
$76,430

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 $76,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,880. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 174% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of traffic technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,670
1.14% 15.96%
2016
$45,150
2.70% -
2015
$43,930
1.14% -
2014
$43,430
8.29% -
2013
$39,830
3.64% -
2012
$38,380
- -

Table 2. Traffic Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of traffic technicians in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 $51,070. 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
$51,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,190
Construction
$40,080
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,470

Table 3. 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 $27,140 to $68,320. The highest paying state for traffic technicians is Nevada with a median annual salary of $68,320. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $27,140. For more salary information of traffic technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$68,320
California
$61,760
Washington
$61,120
New York
$60,330
Colorado
$54,850
Oregon
$54,040
Virginia
$53,320
Illinois
$51,780
District of Columbia
$50,380
Pennsylvania
$50,330
Hawaii
$50,280
Minnesota
$50,230
Ohio
$49,890
Utah
$49,420
New Jersey
$49,340
Wisconsin
$46,200
Michigan
$45,240
Maryland
$44,520
Arizona
$44,400
Kansas
$43,650
Oklahoma
$43,250
Wyoming
$43,090
Missouri
$41,690
South Carolina
$40,700
North Carolina
$40,290
Tennessee
$40,030
Texas
$39,350
Indiana
$38,620
Georgia
$38,220
New Mexico
$37,950
Florida
$37,940
Massachusetts
$37,760
Louisiana
$37,270
Arkansas
$36,620
Kentucky
$35,850
Iowa
$35,790
Connecticut
$30,510
West Virginia
$27,190
Mississippi
$27,140



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