Information About Highway Maintenance Workers

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Training

Highway maintenance workers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Highway maintenance workers
Training for Highway Maintenance Workers
Percent
Less than High School 16.4
High School 55.0
Some College 19.7
Associates Degree 5.8
Bachelors Degree 2.9
Masters Degree 0.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment

Represents about 145,000 people in the United States- 2.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 12,000 more highway maintenance workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 52,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, highway maintenance workers make $17.47 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Highway maintenance workers $10.50 $13.20 $16.90 $21.00 $25.50
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, highway maintenance workers make $36,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Highway maintenance workers $21,980 $27,630 $35,220 $43,770 $53,190
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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