Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
6,730 3.5 % $20.94 $43,550 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.68 $15.28 $19.77 $26.33 $30.66
Annual Wage (2) $26,380 $31,780 $41,130 $54,770 $63,770


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 (OES Designation) 4,220 0.08 $22.65 $47,110
State Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.06 $18.50 $38,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 770 0.06 $16.86 $35,060

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 (OES Designation) 4,220 0.08 $22.65 $47,110
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 770 0.06 $16.86 $35,060
State Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.06 $18.50 $38,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,220 0.08 $22.65 $47,110
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $20.12 $41,850
State Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.06 $18.50 $38,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 770 0.06 $16.86 $35,060


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 1,360 0.16 3.08 $22.15 $46,080
California 790 0.06 1.08 $28.08 $58,400
Tennessee 730 0.28 5.35 $16.99 $35,340
Texas 410 0.04 0.76 $20.02 $41,630
Georgia 280 0.07 1.40 $16.77 $34,890




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 730 0.28 5.35 $16.99 $35,340
Oklahoma 270 0.18 3.48 $15.98 $33,240
New York 1,360 0.16 3.08 $22.15 $46,080
New Mexico 100 0.13 2.46 $16.05 $33,390
Georgia 280 0.07 1.40 $16.77 $34,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 60 0.04 0.74 $28.20 $58,660
California 790 0.06 1.08 $28.08 $58,400
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.38 $26.85 $55,850
Arizona 90 0.04 0.76 $26.39 $54,890
Colorado 80 0.04 0.68 $25.43 $52,890

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.22 4.16 $21.33 $44,360
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 190 0.26 4.97 $18.99 $39,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 170 0.08 1.47 $17.36 $36,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 140 0.06 1.10 $20.07 $41,740
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 1.80 $20.09 $41,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 1.30 $20.82 $43,310
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.21 3.89 $27.15 $56,470
Knoxville, TN 70 0.23 4.35 $16.73 $34,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.04 0.83 $27.46 $57,110
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 70 0.07 1.36 $21.18 $44,050




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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 190 0.26 4.97 $18.99 $39,510
Knoxville, TN 70 0.23 4.35 $16.73 $34,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.22 4.16 $21.33 $44,360
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.21 4.01 $18.11 $37,680
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.21 3.89 $27.15 $56,470
Tulsa, OK 60 0.15 2.87 $17.25 $35,870
Baltimore-Towson, MD 120 0.10 1.80 $20.09 $41,790
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 1.78 $18.91 $39,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 170 0.08 1.47 $17.36 $36,110
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 70 0.07 1.36 $21.18 $44,050




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.02 $62,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 70 0.04 0.83 $27.46 $57,110
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.21 3.89 $27.15 $56,470
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 60 0.07 1.25 $27.02 $56,210
Denver-Aurora, CO 40 0.03 0.62 $26.85 $55,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.45 $24.89 $51,780
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 0.98 $24.02 $49,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.62 $23.98 $49,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.49 $23.48 $48,830
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $22.81 $47,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.53 $15.42 $32,080
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 9.58 $15.67 $32,590
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 4.91 $14.47 $30,090

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.53 $15.42 $32,080
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 9.58 $15.67 $32,590
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 4.91 $14.47 $30,090

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 9.58 $15.67 $32,590
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 10.53 $15.42 $32,080
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 4.91 $14.47 $30,090


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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