Highway Maintenance Worker Salary

Highway Maintenance Workers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.20 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.15 per hour and $25.94. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Job satisfaction for Highway Maintenance Workers is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,808 - $58,128
(Median)
$26K
$36K
$58K
MEDIAN: $35,724
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$11.15 - $25.94
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,808 - $58,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$24,856 - $58,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $25.94  
   
Overtime
$17.64 - $37.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$24,856 - $58,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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.


Highway Maintenance Workers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $32K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $33K. Highway Maintenance Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Highway Maintenance Workers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $46K.

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Experience Affects Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%