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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-6041 Traffic Technicians

Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,290 3.3 % $24.38 $50,700 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.30 $17.24 $22.39 $29.94 $38.02
Annual Wage (2) $29,750 $35,860 $46,570 $62,270 $79,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,500 0.08 $25.26 $52,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 990 0.05 $24.42 $50,790
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $24.51 $50,980
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 310 0.04 $24.99 $51,980
Building Equipment Contractors 90 0.00 $24.97 $51,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,500 0.08 $25.26 $52,550
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 990 0.05 $24.42 $50,790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 310 0.04 $24.99 $51,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $24.51 $50,980
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 50 0.01 $22.28 $46,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,500 0.08 $25.26 $52,550
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 310 0.04 $24.99 $51,980
Building Equipment Contractors 90 (7) $24.97 $51,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $24.51 $50,980
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 990 0.05 $24.42 $50,790


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,250 0.13 2.64 $29.85 $62,100
California 800 0.05 0.93 $29.69 $61,750
Tennessee 670 0.23 4.49 $20.54 $42,730
Florida 560 0.07 1.30 $20.18 $41,970
Texas 510 0.04 0.83 $22.17 $46,110




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 670 0.23 4.49 $20.54 $42,730
New Mexico 160 0.20 3.94 $18.06 $37,560
Wyoming 40 0.15 2.88 $22.05 $45,870
New York 1,250 0.13 2.64 $29.85 $62,100
Maryland 230 0.09 1.71 $20.46 $42,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 70 0.04 0.75 $33.89 $70,500
Nevada 90 0.06 1.28 $33.33 $69,320
Washington 140 0.04 0.86 $30.56 $63,560
New York 1,250 0.13 2.64 $29.85 $62,100
California 800 0.05 0.93 $29.69 $61,750





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 970 0.10 2.04 $30.15 $62,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 350 0.06 1.14 $25.34 $52,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 280 0.10 2.00 $23.77 $49,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 260 0.08 1.65 $24.74 $51,460
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 250 0.25 5.05 $20.13 $41,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 230 0.09 1.69 $19.64 $40,850
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.17 3.29 $20.43 $42,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 210 0.06 1.16 $23.99 $49,900
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.11 2.23 $21.24 $44,190
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 4.37 $28.26 $58,780




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 30 0.28 5.50 $20.03 $41,670
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.27 5.30 $22.67 $47,160
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 250 0.25 5.05 $20.13 $41,880
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.23 4.66 $18.15 $37,760
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 4.37 $28.26 $58,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.17 3.29 $20.43 $42,490
Knoxville, TN 60 0.17 3.32 $22.80 $47,420
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 30 0.15 2.95 $15.27 $31,760
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 2.15 $23.35 $48,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.11 2.23 $21.24 $44,190




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $40.27 $83,770
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 1.33 $37.04 $77,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.90 $34.27 $71,280
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $32.36 $67,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 970 0.10 2.04 $30.15 $62,700
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $29.48 $61,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.02 0.33 $28.37 $59,010
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 4.37 $28.26 $58,780
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.85 $28.12 $58,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 60 0.01 0.27 $27.52 $57,250


About May 2018 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019