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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
7,470 3.2 % $25.28 $52,590 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.82 $17.87 $22.83 $31.01 $39.53
Annual Wage (2) $30,820 $37,170 $47,480 $64,510 $82,230


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) 4,710 0.08 $26.14 $54,370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,070 0.05 $24.27 $50,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $25.04 $52,090
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $23.36 $48,590
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 50 0.01 $24.47 $50,890

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) 4,710 0.08 $26.14 $54,370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,070 0.05 $24.27 $50,490
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $23.36 $48,590
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $25.04 $52,090
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 50 0.01 $24.47 $50,890

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) 4,710 0.08 $26.14 $54,370
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $25.04 $52,090
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 50 0.01 $24.47 $50,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,070 0.05 $24.27 $50,490
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $23.36 $48,590


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 1,400 0.15 2.88 $29.68 $61,730
Florida 800 0.09 1.79 $22.38 $46,550
California 690 0.04 0.79 $31.08 $64,640
Tennessee 620 0.21 4.07 $21.71 $45,160
Texas 500 0.04 0.80 $22.87 $47,570




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 620 0.21 4.07 $21.71 $45,160
New Mexico 160 0.19 3.76 $17.91 $37,250
New York 1,400 0.15 2.88 $29.68 $61,730
Wyoming 40 0.14 2.70 $22.37 $46,520
Iowa 180 0.12 2.30 $20.22 $42,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 690 0.04 0.79 $31.08 $64,640
Washington 90 0.03 0.52 $31.01 $64,490
Illinois 70 0.01 0.23 $29.87 $62,120
New York 1,400 0.15 2.88 $29.68 $61,730
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.41 $28.93 $60,170





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 1,130 0.12 2.30 $29.69 $61,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 360 0.06 1.13 $26.42 $54,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 290 0.09 1.80 $25.82 $53,710
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.21 4.17 $20.21 $42,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.10 1.89 $24.66 $51,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 220 0.06 1.20 $24.82 $51,620
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 170 0.07 1.29 $27.56 $57,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 1.17 $18.19 $37,830
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.09 1.86 $21.72 $45,190
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.23 4.61 $28.16 $58,580




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)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.26 5.18 $23.57 $49,030
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.23 4.56 $17.20 $35,780
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.23 4.61 $28.16 $58,580
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.21 4.17 $20.21 $42,030
Knoxville, TN 60 0.17 3.31 $23.80 $49,510
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 40 0.14 2.85 $20.46 $42,550
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.13 2.47 $21.50 $44,720
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.13 2.56 $22.96 $47,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,130 0.12 2.30 $29.69 $61,750
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.11 2.13 $25.48 $53,000




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) $41.62 $86,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 30 0.02 0.32 $32.74 $68,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.46 $67,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $31.85 $66,250
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $30.61 $63,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 30 0.02 0.45 $30.48 $63,390
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $30.24 $62,900
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,130 0.12 2.30 $29.69 $61,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.50 $28.25 $58,760
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.23 4.61 $28.16 $58,580


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020