ABOUT There’s a lot more to this job than just flipping a sign from Slow to Stop. Your job is to keep workers safe.
You need to be aware of everything going on, while you keep traffic and construction moving.
DUTIES Controls traffic and often assists with the construction project itself. Sets up cones and safety
barriers that show traffic where to drive, and holds up signs that tells traffic to either stop or
to proceed slowly.
WORK CONDITIONS Work is outside at highway construction sites, in all kinds of weather. The normal workweek is 40
hours (eight hours a day for five days). However, some projects may require night, weekend, holiday
work and overtime.
TRAINING Training is frequently on the job. The American Traffic Safety Services Administration (ATSSA) offers
TCT certification that teaches the proper techniques and safety procedures.
SALARY According to ZipRecruiter 2019 salary information, the average salary for nearly 91 percent of traffic control workers is $33,500.
GENERAL Salary ranges in Georgia based upon information provided by Georgia highway contractors. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state. With overtime, many workers earn well beyond the averages.
TRAFFIC CONTROL AVERAGE WAGES
Below are some general hourly wages and annual salary ranges for traffic control workers in the highway construction industry in Georgia. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state.