Highway Maintenance Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Highway Maintenance Workers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.03 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Highway Maintenance Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,206 - $71,288
$26K
$39K
$71K
MEDIAN: $39,132
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$12.57 - $23.59
$13
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$24
MEDIAN: $17.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,206 - $71,288  
   
Bonus
$485.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,842 - $64,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $23.59  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $46.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$485.00  
   
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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$26,842 - $64,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Job Description for Highway Maintenance Worker

Highway maintenance workers are responsible for maintaining highways so they are safe for drivers to use. Different maintenance workers may have different tasks, and some may be expected to clear waste and debris while others may perform construction work, especially relating to freeways. Some common duties of the job include sealing cracks, removing snow, cleaning freeways, installing signs, and performing repairs, and they generally work under a supervisor who assigns duties on a daily basis.

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Highway Maintenance Worker Tasks

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

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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.


Highway Maintenance Workers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $42K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Highway Maintenance Worker

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

truck driver
▲12%

National Average
$38,000

CDL
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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