Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
6,220 3.2 % $21.12 $43,920 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.41 $15.29 $19.15 $26.25 $33.32
Annual Wage (2) $25,820 $31,800 $39,830 $54,600 $69,300


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) 3,910 0.07 $22.67 $47,150
State Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $18.95 $39,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 590 0.04 $18.18 $37,810
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 290 0.05 $15.92 $33,120

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) 3,910 0.07 $22.67 $47,150
State Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $18.95 $39,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 290 0.05 $15.92 $33,120
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 590 0.04 $18.18 $37,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,910 0.07 $22.67 $47,150
State Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $18.95 $39,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 590 0.04 $18.18 $37,810
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 290 0.05 $15.92 $33,120
Employment Services (8) (8) $15.05 $31,290


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 1,440 0.17 3.55 $24.65 $51,260
Texas 680 0.06 1.33 $18.59 $38,670
Tennessee 560 0.21 4.43 $17.97 $37,370
Ohio 240 0.05 1.02 $22.98 $47,800
Oklahoma 240 0.15 3.26 $15.29 $31,800




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 560 0.21 4.43 $17.97 $37,370
Wyoming 50 0.17 3.53 $19.90 $41,400
New York 1,440 0.17 3.55 $24.65 $51,260
Oklahoma 240 0.15 3.26 $15.29 $31,800
Louisiana 170 0.09 1.94 $17.54 $36,480




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 0.68 $34.34 $71,420
California 220 0.02 0.33 $29.14 $60,620
Washington 100 0.03 0.74 $25.16 $52,330
Oregon 70 0.04 0.94 $24.96 $51,920
New York 1,440 0.17 3.55 $24.65 $51,260





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 1,240 0.24 5.04 $24.00 $49,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.08 1.71 $20.20 $42,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 1.22 $22.28 $46,340
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.21 4.49 $15.59 $32,430
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.16 3.31 $20.34 $42,300
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 2.73 $19.76 $41,100
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.09 1.88 $19.70 $40,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 100 0.04 0.81 $19.78 $41,150
Knoxville, TN 90 0.26 5.61 $17.31 $36,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 1.00 $19.38 $40,300




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)
Knoxville, TN 90 0.26 5.61 $17.31 $36,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.24 5.04 $24.00 $49,930
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.21 4.49 $15.59 $32,430
Jackson, MS 40 0.17 3.71 $17.20 $35,770
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 3.65 $17.70 $36,820
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.17 3.59 $29.06 $60,450
Akron, OH 50 0.17 3.54 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.16 3.31 $20.34 $42,300
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.16 3.34 $19.26 $40,070
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 2.73 $19.76 $41,100




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 0.04 0.90 $34.73 $72,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.57 $31.09 $64,660
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.17 3.59 $29.06 $60,450
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $27.10 $56,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.67 $26.25 $54,600
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.00 $25.87 $53,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.65 $25.82 $53,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 50 0.03 0.58 $25.68 $53,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.24 5.04 $24.00 $49,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.40 $23.72 $49,340

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.57 $14.72 $30,610

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.57 $14.72 $30,610

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 4.57 $14.72 $30,610


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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