(Last Updated On: 02/06/2011)

Transportation Engineer Job Description

Salary: $61,600 – $98,000 Number of Jobs: 278,360
Hourly Rate: $29.61 – $47.11 Employment Outlook: Good
Green Job: Yes Education: Bachelor’s degree

What do Transportation Engineers do?

Transportation engineers design and modify transportation systems, such as highways, bridges, airports, trains, streets, and drainage structures.

Responsibilities for transportation engineer jobs often include:

  • Recommending ways to improve traffic flow.
  • Determining systems that need modification by evaluating traffic control devices.
  • Reviewing transportation development plans, and determining the potential impact on traffic.
  • Preparing specifications for labor or material requirements.

Overall Salaries

Transportation Engineer salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most transportation engineers make between $61,600 – $98,000 per year, or $29.61 – $47.11 per hour.

Employment Outlook

There are currently 278,360 transportation engineers in the United States, with 11,460 new transportation engineer job openings created each year.

Transportation Engineer jobs are not expected to see much growth beyond their current levels in the next decade.

Education / Training Requirements

Bachelor’s degree is normally required for transportation engineer jobs.

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