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2021 Transportation Engineers Salary Guide

Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.

Transportation Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$88.6K

Growth

2%

Bright Outlook

Below Average

Green

No

How Much Do Transportation Engineers Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $56,160 $69,100 $88,570 $115,110 $144,810
Hourly Wage $27 $33.22 $42.58 $55.34 $69.62

How Much Do Transportation Engineers Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$56,160
$69,100
$88,570
$115,110
$144,810
Hourly Wage
$27
$33.22
$42.58
$55.34
$69.62

What Do Transportation Engineers Do?

Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.

Also known as:

Engineer, Project Engineer, Rail Engineer, Roadway Designer, Roadway Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Traffic Operations Engineer, Transportation Engineer

  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Design civil structures or systems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Design environmental control systems.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Determine operational criteria or specifications.
  • Prepare project budgets.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Advise others on health and safety issues.
  • Create graphical representations of civil structures.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Explain project details to the general public.
  • Prepare technical or operational reports.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Direct surveying activities.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
  • Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
  • Develop software or computer applications.

Transportation Engineers Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 329,200 334,700 2% 22,900

Transportation Engineers Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
329,200
334,700
2%
22,900

Transportation Engineers Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Transportation Engineers Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Alabama A & M University Civil Engineering, General Normal, AL 4 years: 6
American Samoa Community College Civil Engineering, General Pagopago, AS 2 years: 1
At least one but less than two years: 0
Angelo State University Civil Engineering, General San Angelo, TX 4 years: 13
Arizona State University-Tempe Construction Engineering Tempe, AZ 4 years: 19
More than 4 years: 13
Arizona State University-Tempe Civil Engineering, General Tempe, AZ 4 years: 152
More than 4 years: 26
More than 4 years: 74
Arkansas State University-Main Campus Civil Engineering, General Jonesboro, AR 4 years: 14
Auburn University Civil Engineering, General Auburn, AL 4 years: 118
More than 4 years: 13
More than 4 years: 42
Austin Community College District Civil Engineering, General Austin, TX 2 years: 0
Baker College Civil Engineering, General Owosso, MI 4 years: 3
Benedict College Transportation and Highway Engineering Columbia, SC 4 years: 1

Transportation Engineers Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Civil Engineering, General
Normal, AL
4 years: 6
Civil Engineering, General
Pagopago, AS
2 years: 1
At least one but less than two years: 0
Civil Engineering, General
San Angelo, TX
4 years: 13
Construction Engineering
Tempe, AZ
4 years: 19
More than 4 years: 13
Civil Engineering, General
Tempe, AZ
4 years: 152
More than 4 years: 26
More than 4 years: 74
Civil Engineering, General
Jonesboro, AR
4 years: 14
Civil Engineering, General
Auburn, AL
4 years: 118
More than 4 years: 13
More than 4 years: 42
Civil Engineering, General
Austin, TX
2 years: 0
Civil Engineering, General
Owosso, MI
4 years: 3
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Columbia, SC
4 years: 1

Transportation Engineers Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
.NET Developer J. J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. NEENAH, Wisconsin 09/25/2021 No
2022 SUMMER INTERN Georgia Employer Atlanta, Georgia 09/25/2021 No
Academic Advisor II University of California Riverside, Bourns College Riverside, California 09/25/2021 No
Accountant Environmental Protection Agency Washington, District Of Columbia 09/25/2021 No
ADaPS Associate Space and Defense Modeler The Boeing Company Huntsville, Alabama 09/26/2021 Yes
ADAPS Experienced Software Engineer (Develop and Deploy) The Boeing Company Huntsville, Alabama 09/26/2021 Yes
Advanced Quality Engineer ll ROUSH Livonia, Michigan 09/25/2021 No
Advanced Summer Help - Intern Maine Drilling & Blasting Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 09/25/2021 No
Airborne Networks Systems Engineer The Boeing Company Seattle, Washington 09/26/2021 Yes
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Ledcor Group of Companies Yellowknife 09/25/2021 No

Transportation Engineers Jobs .

Location

Atlanta, GA Denver, CO Virtual, USA Seattle, WA Orlando, FL Minneapolis, MN Manhattan, NY Lacey, WA Houston, TX Colorado Springs, CO Bellevue, WA Babylon, NY Washington, DC Vancouver, WA Savannah, GA Portland, OR Philadelphia, PA Oklahoma City, OK Lincoln, NE Greenwood Village, CO Columbus, OH Westminster, CO San Francisco, CA San Diego, CA Renton, WA Phoenix, AZ New York, NY Maplewood, MN Main Campus (Houghton, USA Lisle, IL Johnstown, CO Grove City, OH Downers Grove, IL Corvallis, OR Cleveland, OH Chicago, IL Chandler, AZ Baltimore, MD Austin, TX Allen Park, MI Alexander, ND Yorktown Heights, NY Waco, TX Virginia Beach, VA Uniontown, PA Twin Falls, ID Springfield, IL Southaven, MS San Jose, CA Salt Lake City, UT Rolling Meadows, IL Riverside, CA Purchase, NY Neenah, WI Mount Vernon, WA Madison, WI Irving, TX Huntsville, AL Holladay, UT Grimes, IA Fort Wayne, IN Farmington, UT Fairfax, VA East Liberty, OH Duluth, MN Davenport, IA Dallas, TX Council Bluffs, IA Corpus Christi, TX Conshohocken, PA Clearfield, UT Canton, OH Cambridge, MA Burlington, WI Brownsville, WI Boston, MA Boise, ID Bartow, FL Ashville, OH Arlington, TX Ames, IA Zephyrhills, FL Yellowknife, USA Wyoming, MI Wisconsin Rapids, WI Winter Park, FL Windsor Locks, CT Winchester, VA Wilsonville, OR Wichita, KS Whitehall, MI Wethersfield, CT West Bend, WI Watertown, MA Wake County, NC Vicksburg, MS Various In Minneapolis And St. Paul, MN Valley View, OH Union City, GA Two Rivers, WI Tucker, GA Tomahawk, WI Tigard, OR Tallahassee, FL Superior, CO St. Paul, MN Springfield, MO Sparks, NV South Florida, FL Shippensburg, PA Selfridge Ang Base, MI Scott Afb, IL Sarasota, FL San Francisco, USA Saint Louis, MO Roseland, NJ Roseau, MN Rockmart, GA Rochester, NY Richardson, TX Remote, USA Redmond, WA Red Wing, MN Rapid City, SD Pueblo, CO Princeton, NJ Portland, TX Pleasant Grove, UT Pittsburgh, PA Pascagoula, MS Pasadena, TX Park County, CO Okemos, MI Oak Creek, WI Northern Va Chantilly, VA Norristown, PA Newark, NJ New York City, NY New Franken, WI Murfreesboro, TN Mt Sterling, KY Mountlake Terrace, WA Mountain View, CA Mount Laurel, NJ Mounds View, MN Morris, MN Monroe, OH Milwaukee, WI Midvale, UT Miami, FL Miami Lakes, FL Meridian, ID Memphis, TN Mayport, FL Marietta, GA Manns Harbor, NC Malvern, PA Lula, GA Lowell, MA Lowell, AR Louisville, KY Los Angeles, CA Long Beach, CA Loma Linda, CA Logan, UT Livonia, MI Littleton, CO Lebanon, NJ Laramie, WY Lakewood Civic Center, CO Kirkland, WA Kings Bay, GA Kettering, OH Kentwood, MI Kent, WA Kenosha, WI Kennesaw, GA Kearney, NE Kansas City, MO Jenison, MI Jasper, IN Ithaca, MI Hornell, NY Hopkinton, MA Hillsboro, OR Hickory, NC Herndon, VA Helena, MT Hamilton, NJ Hamburg, NJ Hagerstown, MD Guthrie, KY Gulfport, MS Greenwood, IN Grandville, MI Grand Rapids, MI Grafton, WI Garland, TX Garden City, NY Fresno, CA Frederick, MD Fostoria, OH Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort George G Meade, MD Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, AR Farmington, MN Farmingdale, NY Exton, PA Everett, WA Enumclaw, WA Englewood, CO Emeryville, CA Ellenwood, GA Eglin Afb, FL Edison, NJ East Lansing, MI Dublin, GA Diamond Bar, CA Detroit, MI Des Moines, IA Denver Metro, CO Dearborn, MI Daytona Beach, FL Cumberland County, NC Cudahy, WI Coral Gables, FL Columbia, MD College Park, GA Cody, WY City Of Lakewood, CO Chesapeake, VA Charlotte, NC Charleston Afb, SC Centennial, CO Carson, CA Carrollton, TX Cape Cod, MA Ca, USA Burr Ridge, IL Buffalo, NY Brunswick, GA Bowling Green, KY Boulder, CO Blue Ash, OH Birmingham, AL Bingham Farms, MI Billings, MT Billerica, MA Berwick, PA Bellevue, OH Bedminster, NJ Beaverton, OR Bay Minette, AL Atlantic City, NJ Asheville, NC Arvada, CO Appleton, WI Albuquerque, NM Albany, NY Akron, OH Abingdon, VA
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Company

Georgia Employer Jacobs Galloway & Company, Inc. Greenman-Pedersen,Inc. Black Hills Energy Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Washington State Department of Transportation Sysco Environmental Protection Agency Hibu Inc. PACCAR Inc. Federal Aviation Administration Fedex Ground ENVIRONMENT/DETAILS Human Resources IBM Amazon Corporate LLC Amazon Corporate LLC Charter Communications/Spectrum 3M Amec Foster Wheeler Army National Guard Units Commonwealth of Pennsylvania DISH Federal Reserve System Kinder Morgan Michigan Technological University Navistar, Inc. Novelis NuScale Power Packing Corp of America Portland General Electric ROUSH Rogers Corporation The Boeing Company The City of Houston Trimble Inc. VHB Apex Systems, Inc Arconic BAE Systems BLACK HILLS ENERGY Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bureau of Land Management City of Lakewood Colorado State Comcast Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Dewberry Gem State Staffing General Motors Google HR RESOURCING LLC Helen of Troy Hendrickson USA, L.L.C. KEITH Kiewit Corporation Michels Corp MyFlorida NC Department of Transportation North Shore Healthcare Northrop Grumman Orange County Public Schools Parsons Corporation PassiveLogic PepsiCo Raytheon Technologies Roush Enterprises Roush Rush Enterprises SUMARIA SYSTEMS INC Saint-Gobain Savage T. Parker Host Telephone & Data Systems Terracon Consultants, Inc. Transportation Research Center, Inc. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers University of California Riverside, Bourns College University of Southern California Wastequip AMAZON.COM SERVICES INC Actalent Advanced Systems Design AdventHealth Aerotek Air Force Elements, U.S. Transportation Command Air Mobility Command Air National Guard Units Airgas Alsco Amazon Arlington HQ Amazon Corporate LLC Amer Sports Company American Medical Response Amgen Atlas Oil BRADCO TRUCKING SERVICE INC. Baldwin County Commission Battelle Memorial Institute Bering Straits Native Corporation BlueStream Professional Services, LLC Bruckner's Truck Sales C.H. Robinson CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CARROLL COLLEGE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF AKRON CITGO Petroleum Corporation CITY OF BILLINGS CNH Industrial CNH Industrial CONSOR Engineers, LLC Cabot Corporation Cedars-Sinai Cirrus Aircraft City of Detroit City of Garland, TX City of Orlando Collins Engineers, Inc. Colorado Department of Human Services Compass Group, North America Crystal Springs Resort Damuth Trane Development Resource Group, Inc. Dole Food Company Ecology and Environment, Inc Epco, Inc. Federal Transit Administration Foreign Agricultural Service Fortive Corporation Franklin Energy Services, LLC. GLOTECH, Inc. Georgia Systems Operations Goodwill Of Colorado Hackensack Meridian Health Halliburton Harvard University Hatch Mott MacDonald Hexagon Agility Hill International, Inc. Horne Brothers Construction, Inc. Howmet Aerospace Howmet Aerospace Howmet Aerospace IAP Worldwide Services, Inc Iowa State University J. J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. JMP Engineering Inc. KGPCO. KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP Kennametal, Inc Kleinfelder Ledcor Group of Companies Lehman Roberts Co. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Lumin8 Transportation Technologies M. C. Dean, Inc. Maine Drilling & Blasting Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Metropolitan Council Metropolitan Utilities District Michael Baker International Michael Baker International Michigan State University(MSU) Missouri Department of Transportation NC Department of Transportation NORDCO INC Navy Exchange Services (NEX) Niagara Bottling LLC Nicholson Construction Co Norfolk Southern Corporation NxEdge, Inc. OGE Energy Corp. Oshkosh Corporation Panasonic Parker Hannifin Corporation Patrick Engineering Inc. Paul Davis Restoration of Idaho Penske Petroleum Service Group, LLC Precipart Randstad US SCHREIBER FOODS, INC Safran Seattle Children’s Hospital Smithfield Spectrum Health State of Massachusetts State of Wyoming Stericycle, Inc. Stitch Fix TE Connectivity Corporation THOUVENOT, WADE & MOERCHEN, INC. TKDA Target Tech Data Corporation Terracon Consultants, Inc. The City of San Jose The National Radio Astronomy Observatory Thermo Fisher Scientific Thornton Tomasetti Transportation Technology Center Trident Manufacturing, LLC U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Uber Technologies, Inc. UnitedHealth Group University of Miami Utah State University Veterans Benefits Administration Virgin Orbit, LLC WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Westmor Industries Wheelabrator Technologies Xcel Energy Zayo Group LLC
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
J. J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC.
NEENAH, Wisconsin
09/25/2021
No
Georgia Employer
Atlanta, Georgia
09/25/2021
No
University of California Riverside, Bourns College
Riverside, California
09/25/2021
No
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, District Of Columbia
09/25/2021
No
The Boeing Company
Huntsville, Alabama
09/26/2021
Yes
The Boeing Company
Huntsville, Alabama
09/26/2021
Yes
ROUSH
Livonia, Michigan
09/25/2021
No
Maine Drilling & Blasting
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
09/25/2021
No
The Boeing Company
Seattle, Washington
09/26/2021
Yes
Ledcor Group of Companies
Yellowknife
09/25/2021
No

Transportation Engineers Salary Guide 2021

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