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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Traffic Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,180
25th Percentile Wage
$34,620
50th Percentile Wage
$45,150
75th Percentile Wage
$61,630
90th Percentile Wage
$76,720

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 $76,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,180. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 182% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of traffic technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,1502.70%14.99%
201543,9301.14%-
201443,4308.29%-
201339,8303.64%-
201238,380--

Table 2. Traffic Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of traffic technicians in 3 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $46,220. 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
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,200
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 $68,110. The highest paying state for traffic technicians is New York with a median annual salary of $68,110. 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
New York
$68,110
California
$66,860
Washington
$60,080
Colorado
$53,540
New Jersey
$52,780
District of Columbia
$50,380
Virginia
$50,250
Minnesota
$50,230
Oregon
$49,810
Hawaii
$48,400
Pennsylvania
$48,360
Illinois
$47,880
Michigan
$45,970
Ohio
$45,920
Arizona
$45,540
Maryland
$45,360
Wyoming
$42,390
Oklahoma
$41,820
Missouri
$40,770
Texas
$39,950
Kansas
$39,730
North Carolina
$38,910
Tennessee
$38,750
Georgia
$37,780
Louisiana
$37,310
Massachusetts
$36,570
Indiana
$36,100
New Mexico
$35,640
Iowa
$35,250
Florida
$34,920
Mississippi
$27,140


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