Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
6,750 3.0 % $22.92 $47,660 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.16 $16.38 $21.12 $29.14 $36.07
Annual Wage (2) $27,360 $34,080 $43,930 $60,620 $75,030


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) 3,900 0.07 $23.94 $49,800
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $22.37 $46,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 700 0.05 $21.17 $44,030
Employment Services 80 0.00 (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 (OES Designation) 3,900 0.07 $23.94 $49,800
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $22.37 $46,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 700 0.05 $21.17 $44,030
Employment Services 80 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,900 0.07 $23.94 $49,800
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $22.37 $46,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 700 0.05 $21.17 $44,030


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 1,470 0.16 3.34 $27.46 $57,120
Tennessee 730 0.26 5.31 $23.46 $48,790
Texas 430 0.04 0.76 $21.73 $45,210
Georgia 400 0.10 1.97 $17.51 $36,420
Virginia 390 0.11 2.16 $22.80 $47,430




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 0.26 5.31 $23.46 $48,790
New York 1,470 0.16 3.34 $27.46 $57,120
Wyoming 40 0.14 2.85 $20.46 $42,570
Iowa 210 0.14 2.82 $16.03 $33,330
New Mexico 90 0.12 2.37 $17.37 $36,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 40 0.03 0.60 $33.47 $69,620
California 220 0.01 0.29 $31.38 $65,270
New York 1,470 0.16 3.34 $27.46 $57,120
Washington 60 0.02 0.44 $26.87 $55,890
Ohio 180 0.03 0.71 $25.21 $52,440





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 1,270 0.20 4.01 $27.58 $57,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 2.66 $25.49 $53,010
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 280 0.32 6.50 $27.04 $56,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.11 2.20 $18.05 $37,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 2.64 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.21 4.33 $19.60 $40,770
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.05 $17.06 $35,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.47 $21.96 $45,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.81 $21.50 $44,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.60 $27.00 $56,160




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 280 0.32 6.50 $27.04 $56,240
Knoxville, TN 80 0.22 4.44 $23.18 $48,220
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 120 0.21 4.33 $19.60 $40,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.20 4.01 $27.58 $57,360
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.20 4.15 $26.39 $54,900
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.05 $17.06 $35,480
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.14 2.79 $31.49 $65,500
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 2.64 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 2.66 $25.49 $53,010
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.13 2.70 $18.49 $38,470




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 0.79 $33.64 $69,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.94 $68,510
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.14 2.79 $31.49 $65,500
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $28.30 $58,860
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.57 $27.84 $57,910
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.20 4.01 $27.58 $57,360
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 280 0.32 6.50 $27.04 $56,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.60 $27.00 $56,160
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.20 4.15 $26.39 $54,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.91 $53,890

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 7.72 $18.10 $37,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 4.56 $16.49 $34,300
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 7.43 $19.53 $40,620

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 7.72 $18.10 $37,640
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 7.43 $19.53 $40,620
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 4.56 $16.49 $34,300

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 40 0.36 7.43 $19.53 $40,620
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 7.72 $18.10 $37,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 4.56 $16.49 $34,300


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016