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Transportation Engineers


Transportation engineers design the plans for transportation systems or parts of systems. They work on transportation projects for highways, streets, bridges, drainage structures, roadway lighting, as well as airports and commuter trains. They make sure transportation plans comply with engineering standards and state and federal construction policies. Engineers work closely with contractors, utility companies, and government agencies. The Department of Labor categorizes transportation engineers as civil engineers. In May 2017, there were approximately 298,910 civil engineers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree




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Career Ladder
Senior Transportation Engineer

Transportation Engineer

Transportation Engineer in Training

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