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Highway Maintenance Worker Salary

Highway Maintenance Workers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.16 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.08 per hour and $24.99. For the most part, Highway Maintenance Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,808 - $54,907
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,349
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$11.08 - $24.99
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,808 - $54,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,732 - $56,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $24.99  
   
Overtime
$17.61 - $34.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,732 - $56,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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Job Description for Highway Maintenance Worker

  • Assist with delivery and set up of materials to improve roads.
  • Clear roads of debris, litter, dead animals, snow, plant material and other hazards.
  • Monitor, maintain and repair roads, shoulders, guardrails, and medians.
  • Clear ditches, culverts and other areas associated with roads.

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Pay by Experience Level for Highway Maintenance Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Highway Maintenance Workers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $31K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $33K. Highway Maintenance Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Highway Maintenance Worker generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $46K.

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Experience Affects Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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