Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,490 3.4 % $22.38 $46,540 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.09 $16.27 $20.88 $28.03 $34.68
Annual Wage (2) $27,220 $33,840 $43,430 $58,300 $72,130


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) 3,800 0.07 $23.38 $48,640
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $22.16 $46,100
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 670 0.05 $20.23 $42,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $16.36 $34,030
Employment Services 120 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) 3,800 0.07 $23.38 $48,640
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $22.16 $46,100
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 670 0.05 $20.23 $42,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $16.36 $34,030
Employment Services 120 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) 3,800 0.07 $23.38 $48,640
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $22.16 $46,100
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 670 0.05 $20.23 $42,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 260 0.04 $16.36 $34,030


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 1,280 0.15 3.03 $26.47 $55,050
Texas 730 0.06 1.35 $19.15 $39,840
Virginia 320 0.09 1.82 $21.51 $44,750
Georgia 230 0.06 1.19 $18.03 $37,490
Ohio 210 0.04 0.84 $23.39 $48,650




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)
Wyoming 50 0.17 3.53 $20.29 $42,200
New York 1,280 0.15 3.03 $26.47 $55,050
District of Columbia 100 0.15 3.11 $23.52 $48,920
Louisiana 190 0.10 2.08 $19.41 $40,370
Virginia 320 0.09 1.82 $21.51 $44,750




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 0.04 0.75 $34.82 $72,430
California 190 0.01 0.27 $30.89 $64,260
New York 1,280 0.15 3.03 $26.47 $55,050
Washington 90 0.03 0.67 $25.57 $53,190
Oregon 60 0.04 0.77 $25.18 $52,380





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 1,050 0.20 4.06 $26.71 $55,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 290 0.35 7.35 $26.78 $55,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 2.20 $24.69 $51,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.09 1.81 $20.60 $42,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.65 $20.74 $43,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.95 $20.63 $42,910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.22 $17.40 $36,200
Knoxville, TN 110 0.33 6.97 $21.57 $44,880
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 2.45 $20.19 $41,990
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.69 $21.77 $45,270




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 290 0.35 7.35 $26.78 $55,700
Knoxville, TN 110 0.33 6.97 $21.57 $44,880
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.29 5.96 $24.67 $51,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.20 4.06 $26.71 $55,550
Jackson, MS 40 0.16 3.38 $17.61 $36,620
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.16 3.34 $28.15 $58,550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 3.22 $17.40 $36,200
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.14 2.86 $18.07 $37,590
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 2.45 $20.19 $41,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 2.20 $24.69 $51,350




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-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 1.00 $35.11 $73,030
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $29.38 $61,100
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.16 3.34 $28.15 $58,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 290 0.35 7.35 $26.78 $55,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.20 4.06 $26.71 $55,550
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.55 $26.67 $55,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.04 0.82 $26.47 $55,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.65 $26.18 $54,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.14 $54,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 50 0.03 0.54 $25.17 $52,350

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 9.30 $19.15 $39,830
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 2.80 $16.56 $34,450

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 9.30 $19.15 $39,830
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 2.80 $16.56 $34,450

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 50 0.45 9.30 $19.15 $39,830
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 2.80 $16.56 $34,450


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015