Traffic Manager - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Traffic Manager"How much does a Traffic Manager in the federal government get paid? $102,344.04* *Based on the 2020 average.
Traffic Manager was the 345th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 161 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Department of State hired the most employees titled Traffic Management, with an average salary of $110,752.
Government Traffic Management jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Traffic Management job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions that involve (1) performing, administering, or supervising technical and analytical work concerned with planning, development, and execution of traffic policies and programs; or (2) directing and managing programs to obtain the economical and efficient transportation of freight, personal property, and/or passengers. Positions in this occupation primarily require a knowledge of Federal traffic management principles and policies; transportation industry operations, practices, and capabilities; special handling or movement requirements associated with freight, passengers, or other transportation operations; and the relationship of traffic management to other agency or organizational programs and functions.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Traffic Manager
Traffic Manager Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Traffic Manager is $102,344.04. The highest paid Traffic Manager made $170,800 in 2020.
Common Traffic Manager Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Traffic Management Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||153|
|ZA - Administrative||2|
|IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1)||2|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief||1|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||2100 TRANSPORTATION GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Traffic Management jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Telecommunications Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Compliance Inspection and Support||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Animal Health Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Insurance Accounts||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Traffic Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Traffic Manager was $72,036. Since then, the average pay has increased to $102,344 in 2020.
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