What does a Traffic Manager do?

Traffic coordinators act as liaisons between different areas in organizations or companies, anticipate and troubleshoot problems, coordinate simultaneous plans, oversee scheduling, and develop solutions for workflow delays. They work with various departments, individuals, and organizations to ensure materials and resources flow through promptly and communicate with individuals at different levels in the organization and may sometimes be required to prepare a budget and progress reports for upper management.

Traffic coordinators work with outside customers or internal departments to develop schedules for delivery of products or resources and monitor the flow of materials or resources to ensure on-time delivery. They create work schedules in various departments to ensure work completes on time, and they confirm that work progresses on schedule by monitoring communication and working between departments. Traffic coordinators prepare daily priority lists, weekly project status reports, and project budgets and communicate potential problems to project teams while recommending tangible solutions. Traffic coordinators need a bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications, or related fields.

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Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Traffic Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$55,067 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $55K
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Traffic Manager Career Path

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Samsung ElectronicsSamsung Electronics
Budget Coordinator
Mar 21, 2021

“Lots of reorg's which means you may not get the best management team that encourages your career path.”

Traffic Coordinator
Aug 17, 2021

“Working at TEGNA I have reliable hours and relative stability.”

NYPD Traffic Enforcement AgencyNYPD Traffic Enforcement Agency
Nypd Traffic
Dec 11, 2020

“Working most weekends and holidays.”

United States Traffic Network
Traffic Coordinator
Jul 1, 2021

“Great people to work with”

Pennsylvania Department of TransportationPennsylvania Department of Transportation
Jan 30, 2020

“Good work / life balance”

Traffic Controller
Feb 18, 2020

“Good team to work with”

Nexstar Media GroupNexstar Media Group
Traffic Coordinator
Dec 8, 2020

“Great pay for an entry”

RD InternationalRD International
Traffic Coordinator
Jul 19, 2021

“Good people to work with”

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