A Flagger earns an average wage of $12.11 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||$19,106 - $79,555|
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|$20,573 - $54,009|
|Hourly Rate||$9.74 - $22.30|
|Overtime||$13.52 - $42.98|
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Job Description for Flagger
Most drivers and commuters are likely to have seen a flagger on the job. These are the personnel who control vehicle-traffic to create a safe environment for construction/repair projects, such as those involving roadways or parking lots. Flaggers help notify drivers of the needs for reduced speeds or restricted lane flow; as such, they play key roles in creating and maintaining safe construction sites.Read More...
Flaggers must fully understand the use of all signaling devices at his/her disposal, including flags, portable signs, and paddles for daytime use. Flaggers are also used after dark, usually with lighted wands or other illuminated signaling devices. They may also coordinate with a supervisor and other flaggers in same construction area to ensure the workspace is safe.
Flaggers must also engage in constant communication with other flaggers, especially in situations involving lane closures and alternating one-way flow of traffic. Most flaggers are equipped with radios or walkie-talkies to communicate with each other and their on-site supervisor.
Although there are no formal education requirements for the position, applicants should have strong communication skills and be in good physical shape. Most flaggers must be able to stand for hours at a time and reasonably avoid drivers and other hazards on the job site. This is outdoor work, sometimes in hot or cold weather, and flaggers should expect to spend most of their work-days on their feet. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- Set up the work zone according to safety protocols and regulations.
- Assist construction crew in assorted duties such as paving, shoveling, and raking where necessary.
- Signal construction equipment operators on alignment and movement of materials.
- Break down and clean the work zone after flagging completion.
- Monitor, observe, and control traffic flow.
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Pay by Experience Level for Flagger
Pay by Experience for a Flagger has a positive trend. An entry-level Flagger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 350 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flagger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Flagger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 27 salaries. A Flagger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 10 salaries.
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