Traffic Technicians

3.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.37 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Traffic Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 2.3% by 2031
'Traffic Technicians' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Traffic Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Traffic Technicians' was $48,610, or $23.37 hourly
'Traffic Technicians' are paid 6.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as traffic technicians?

As of 2021 there were 7,770 people employed as Traffic Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.006% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 18 thousand people are employed as Traffic Technicians.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 53-6041.00


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Andy (Small chance) says
AI replacing my job as a traffic technician? Unlikely, there are too many variables when you look at the road environment, particularly in rural areas, where many roads don't have signs or road markings. In such circumstances a human needs to decide whether a particular location needs improvement and what a suitable improvement would be. Even in urban areas, these variables can be massive. The world is not California on a sunny, summer's day.
Jul 19, 2020 at 09:57 AM

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