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Traffic Technicians in Washington

Considering a career as a Traffic Technician in Washington?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$63,810 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Traffic Technicians in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Traffic Technicians in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Traffic Technicians in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Traffic Technicians Work in Washington?

140 people worked as Traffic Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 130 Traffic Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Traffic Technicians in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 110 Traffic Technicians working in it, which means Washington has more Traffic Technicians than average.

Traffic Technicians in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Traffic Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.1%.

Job Projections for Traffic Technicians: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 140 jobs for Washington Traffic Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 800 annual jobs and 7,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Traffic Technicians Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Traffic Technicians ranged from $40,900 to $83,220 with $63,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.66 to $40.01. The median hourly rate was $30.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.38 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.30.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Traffic Technicians Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for Traffic Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Traffic Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 $71,760

Top States for Traffic Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Traffic Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 1,250 $64,730
California 800 $58,090
Tennessee 670 $42,190
Florida 560 $40,810
Texas 510 $42,570
Georgia 320 $37,620
Massachusetts 280 $36,670
Maryland 230 $40,060
Virginia 210 $50,000
North Carolina 200 $38,070
New Mexico 160 $35,070
Washington 140 $63,810
Arizona 130 $46,720
Michigan 120 $41,550
Missouri 120 $45,790
Ohio 110 $50,450
Illinois 110 $54,570
Kentucky 100 $36,920
Pennsylvania 90 $53,220
Louisiana 90 $37,050

Below are the states where Traffic Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Oregon $72,880
Nevada $67,660
New York $64,730
Washington $63,810
California $58,090
Illinois $54,570
Hawaii $54,120
Pennsylvania $53,220
New Jersey $50,690
Ohio $50,450


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