Traffic Technicians

3.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
68%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7.8%
by 2030
WAGES
$47,800
or $22.98 hourly
VOLUME
7,430
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 68% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Traffic Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 7.8% by 2030
'Traffic Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Traffic Technicians' was $47,800, or $22.98 hourly
'Traffic Technicians' are paid 13.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 7,430 people employed as Traffic Technicians.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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Comments

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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