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Highway Maintenance Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Highway Maintenance Workers in the United States, bringing in about $15.92 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.95 per hour on the low end to $24.57 on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$20,762 - $71,015
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,993
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$10.95 - $24.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,762 - $71,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
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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$24,108 - $57,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $34.97  
National Annualized 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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
   
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).
)
$24,108 - $57,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
United States (change)

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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $31K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $33K. Highway Maintenance Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $47K on average.

Experience Affects Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%