Highway Maintenance Workers

Training Requirements for Highway Maintenance Workers

Highway maintenance workers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Highway maintenance workers
Percent
Less than High School 12.6
High School 58.1
Some College 19.0
Associates Degree 5.8
Bachelors Degree 3.6
Masters Degree 1.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Highway Maintenance Workers

This represents about 151,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 7,000 more highway maintenance workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 47,000 more.

Typical Income for Highway Maintenance Workers

Hourly Income

On average,highway maintenance workers make $19.01 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Highway maintenance workers $11.76 $14.69 $18.33 $22.89 $27.32
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Other construction and related workers $12.50 $15.73 $20.65 $28.06 $37.51
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, highway maintenance workers make $39,540 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Highway maintenance workers $24,470 $30,550 $38,130 $47,610 $56,820
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Other construction and related workers $26,000 $32,720 $42,960 $58,370 $78,020
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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