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Occupation Title: Traffic Technicians

Description: 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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 53-6041

Sample Job Titles: Engineering Technician, Traffic Technician, Transportation Technician, Traffic Signal Technician (TST), Field Traffic Investigator, Traffic Control Technician, Traffic Investigator, Transportation Planning Technician, Traffic Analyst, Traffic Engineering Technician

 Salary Chart Traffic Technicians

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 7,030
2009: 6,570
2010: 6,730
2011: 6,280
2012: 6,340

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 2,800
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).