Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
6,980 3.6 % $23.70 $49,290 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.41 $16.98 $21.96 $29.78 $36.75
Annual Wage (2) $27,880 $35,330 $45,670 $61,940 $76,430


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) 4,300 0.08 $24.50 $50,950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,130 0.05 $22.47 $46,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $22.81 $47,450
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 530 0.08 $21.80 $45,350
Other Support Services 90 0.03 (8) (8)

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) 4,300 0.08 $24.50 $50,950
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 530 0.08 $21.80 $45,350
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,130 0.05 $22.47 $46,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $22.81 $47,450
Other Support Services 90 0.03 (8) (8)

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) 4,300 0.08 $24.50 $50,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $22.81 $47,450
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,130 0.05 $22.47 $46,740
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 530 0.08 $21.80 $45,350


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 1,720 0.19 3.82 $27.10 $56,370
Tennessee 600 0.21 4.22 $20.05 $41,710
Texas 490 0.04 0.85 $22.22 $46,230
California 460 0.03 0.56 $30.48 $63,410
Georgia 420 0.10 1.98 $19.08 $39,690




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 600 0.21 4.22 $20.05 $41,710
New York 1,720 0.19 3.82 $27.10 $56,370
Wyoming 40 0.13 2.68 $21.82 $45,390
New Mexico 90 0.11 2.30 $19.54 $40,650
Georgia 420 0.10 1.98 $19.08 $39,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 90 0.07 1.34 $32.42 $67,430
California 460 0.03 0.56 $30.48 $63,410
Washington 130 0.04 0.82 $29.20 $60,730
New York 1,720 0.19 3.82 $27.10 $56,370
Colorado 70 0.03 0.53 $26.36 $54,820



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.20 4.13 $26.64 $55,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 2.45 $19.92 $41,430
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 2.78 $19.00 $39,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 1.98 $27.31 $56,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 0.86 $26.32 $54,740
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 180 0.20 3.99 $22.23 $46,240
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 2.48 $21.13 $43,960
Knoxville, TN 90 0.25 5.10 $19.86 $41,300
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.09 1.87 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.72 $24.24 $50,430


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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 5.68 $18.73 $38,970
Chattanooga, TN-GA 60 0.26 5.37 $21.17 $44,040
Knoxville, TN 90 0.25 5.10 $19.86 $41,300
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.20 4.13 $26.64 $55,420
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 180 0.20 3.99 $22.23 $46,240
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.17 3.54 $30.84 $64,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 2.78 $19.00 $39,510
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 2.48 $21.13 $43,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 2.45 $19.92 $41,430
Albuquerque, NM 50 0.12 2.43 $20.51 $42,660


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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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.61 $38.26 $79,590
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.80 $37.41 $77,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 0.43 $34.91 $72,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.46 $31.32 $65,150
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.17 3.54 $30.84 $64,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.74 $63,930
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.68 $28.70 $59,690
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $28.53 $59,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 1.98 $27.31 $56,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 0.78 $26.90 $55,950


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018