Salary for Highway Maintenance Workers

Also known as:  Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Crew Worker, Highway Worker, Lane Marker Installer, Road Patcher, Road Sign Installer

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The main duty of this employee is to maintain municipal and rural roads, airport runways and highways. Highway maintenance workers fix broken pavement, guardrails, snow fences and highway markers. There is little risk involved in being a highway maintenance worker, although these employees are often asked to work in adverse weather conditions. These workers may also be asked to plow snow or mow grass from roadways. A high school diploma or GED is not usually required for this job. Most of these workers learn their trade on-site.

A Highway Maintenance Worker will normally get an average wage ranging between $27,410 and $61,940 depending on the level of education. will most likely receive an average wage of fourty-three thousand two hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

have the highest pay levels in Alaska, where they receive salary pay of approximately $58,370. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Wholesale Trade, where they receive compensation, on average, of $47,640.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.07 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Highway Maintenance Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$48,360
Wholesale Trade
$47,640
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,350
Construction
$43,490
Public Administration
$43,180
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,970

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
$29,760
Accommodation and Food Services
$37,810
Educational Services
$37,810
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,970
Public Administration
$43,180