Salary for Highway Maintenance Workers

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Also known as:  Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Crew Worker, Highway Worker, Lane Marker Installer, Road Patcher, Road Sign Installer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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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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.


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

Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
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