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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Traffic Technicians
Industry profile for Traffic Technicians
Geographic profile for Traffic Technicians

National estimates for Traffic Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Traffic Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,430 3.2 % $ 25.55 $ 53,140 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Traffic Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.46 $ 18.05 $ 22.98 $ 31.25 $ 39.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,150 $ 37,550 $ 47,800 $ 65,010 $ 83,150


Industry profile for Traffic Technicians: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Traffic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,690 0.09 $ 26.43 $ 54,960
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,250 0.06 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.03 $ 24.94 $ 51,870
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 170 0.02 $ 18.87 $ 39,240
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 80 0.02 $ 24.21 $ 50,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Traffic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,690 0.09 $ 26.43 $ 54,960
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,250 0.06 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.03 $ 24.94 $ 51,870
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 80 0.02 $ 24.21 $ 50,350
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 170 0.02 $ 18.87 $ 39,240

Top paying industries for Traffic Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,690 0.09 $ 26.43 $ 54,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.03 $ 24.94 $ 51,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,250 0.06 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 80 0.02 $ 24.21 $ 50,350
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 170 0.02 $ 18.87 $ 39,240


Geographic profile for Traffic Technicians: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Traffic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,270 0.15 2.73 $ 29.71 $ 61,790
Florida 910 0.11 2.02 $ 23.01 $ 47,870
Tennessee 620 0.21 4.03 $ 22.79 $ 47,410
California 550 0.03 0.62 $ 31.20 $ 64,890
Texas 460 0.04 0.71 $ 23.54 $ 48,960




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Traffic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 620 0.21 4.03 $ 22.79 $ 47,410
Iowa 290 0.20 3.76 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
New Mexico 140 0.18 3.41 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
New York 1,270 0.15 2.73 $ 29.71 $ 61,790
Wyoming 30 0.13 2.44 $ 22.89 $ 47,610




Top paying states for Traffic Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 60 0.02 0.36 $ 33.53 $ 69,740
California 550 0.03 0.62 $ 31.20 $ 64,890
Illinois 40 0.01 0.12 $ 30.57 $ 63,590
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 0.51 $ 29.94 $ 62,270
New York 1,270 0.15 2.73 $ 29.71 $ 61,790





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Traffic Technicians:

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 1,140 0.13 2.41 $ 29.55 $ 61,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.10 1.82 $ 27.03 $ 56,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.21 3.99 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 260 0.07 1.36 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 1.87 $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 250 0.04 0.80 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.08 1.41 $ 19.09 $ 39,720
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 1.35 $ 28.12 $ 58,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.59 $ 22.44 $ 46,680
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.26 4.78 $ 29.18 $ 60,690




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Traffic Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 60 0.26 4.96 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.26 4.78 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.21 3.99 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.21 3.86 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.18 3.45 $ 21.68 $ 45,100
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.16 3.05 (8) (8)
Knoxville, TN 60 0.16 3.02 $ 24.75 $ 51,490
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 40 0.15 2.78 $ 21.11 $ 43,910
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.13 2.42 $ 22.51 $ 46,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.13 2.41 $ 29.55 $ 61,460




Top paying metropolitan areas for Traffic Technicians:

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) $ 42.54 $ 88,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 1.40 $ 36.96 $ 76,870
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 31.53 $ 65,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.13 2.41 $ 29.55 $ 61,460
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.26 4.78 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 29.12 $ 60,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 0.39 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Columbus, OH 30 0.03 0.60 $ 28.69 $ 59,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 1.35 $ 28.12 $ 58,480
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 30 0.02 0.41 $ 27.50 $ 57,190


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021