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Traffic Controllers

North/Central California

Average yearly earnings

$36k - $57k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Southern California

Average yearly earnings

$42k - $62k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Bay Area California

Average yearly earnings

$52k - $84k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
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Traffic Controllers

Divert and guide traffic or warn motorists of obstacles or repair work ahead.


AVERAGE WAGE

$21/hour +

Apprentice

$32/hour +

Journeyperson


Demand through 2026 : Steady

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • May require a High School Diploma or GED May require a High School Diploma or GED
  • + ON-THE-JOB TRAINING + ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
  • + OTHER REQUIREMENTS + OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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Traffic controllers help to maintain highways, roads, and airport runways.

During construction or road repairs, they set out signs and cones around work areas, flag motorists to warn them of work or hazards, and may perform roadside clearing.

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