Highway Maintenance Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Highway Maintenance Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.12 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,421 - $68,291
$27K
$37K
$68K
MEDIAN: $36,748
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$12.62 - $24.75
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$0$68K
Salary $27,421 - $68,291
Bonus $1,400
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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$27,030 - $64,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.62 - $24.75
Overtime $19.13 - $46.98
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $1,400
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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$27,030 - $64,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

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.

Highway Maintenance Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Highway Maintenance Worker

Pay by Experience for a Highway Maintenance Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Highway Maintenance Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Highway Maintenance Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Highway Maintenance Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 30 salaries. A Highway Maintenance Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 15 salaries.

Highway Maintenance Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Highway Maintenance Worker?

Highway Maintenance Worker in El Paso:
"Highway maintainer."
Pros: Operating tractors and supervising.
Cons: Unorganization, planning and execution of maintenance operation.

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Key Stats for Highway Maintenance Worker

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

truck driver
▲13%

National Average
$38,000

CDL
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%