2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Highway Maintenance Workers maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement and repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road, or plow snow from roadway.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Highway Maintenance Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,410 to $33,850 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Highway Maintenance Workers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$30||$61,940|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$25||$51,300|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$41,660|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$33,850|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$13||$27,410|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Highway Maintenance Worker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Highway Maintenance Workers are in the states of AK, WA, CT, CA and MN.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$54050||$25.99|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||$51590||$24.80|
|Services to Buildings and Dwellings||$48750||$23.44|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$45430||$21.84|
|Other Support Services||$44620||$21.45|
|Utility System Construction||$43890||$21.10|
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction||$43790||$21.05|
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||$40970||$19.70|
|Building Equipment Contractors||$33510||$16.11|
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||$31750||$15.27|
|Support Activities for Road Transportation||$29760||$14.31|