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 receives a compensation in a range of 24000 - 36000 based on education and experience. Highway Maintenance Workers will most likely earn a salary of Thirty Nine Thousand One Hundred dollars per year.

Highway Maintenance Workers are compensated at the highest average salary in California, which has an average salary rate of approximately $49600. People holding this job title receive the highest salary in Public Administration, where they get an average pay rate of $37100.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.43 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Highway Maintenance Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Construction $37,100
Public Administration $35,720
Transportation and Warehousing $33,190
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $33,190
Public Administration $35,720
Construction $37,100
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