Also known as: Architectural Engineer, Bridge Engineer, Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Highway Engineer, Hydrographic Engineer, Railroad Design Consultant, Research Hydraulic EngineerProfessionals in this field evaluate traffic patterns and needs, prepare reports based on their findings, and develop and execute projects designed to improve overall traffic patterns and safety. They may work with topics such as pedestrian walkways, lighting, volume of pedestrian, motorized and automated transit, and traffic control devices. In addition, they may work on the development of overall traffic movement systems, and develop parts of systems, including airports, highways, bridges, commuter trains, and drainage systems. These individuals are required to have a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related discipline. Additional licensing may also be required.
A Transportation Engineer can earn salaries of around 64000 - 96000 depending on the level of education. Transportation Engineers can receive a salary of Eighty Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars annually.
Transportation Engineers have the highest pay levels in the District of Columbia, where they earn an average salary rate of just about $93790. This group of professionals can obtain the highest compensation in Wholesale Trade, which has normal pay levels of $95710.The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Transportation Engineer, please select your state.