Highway Maintenance Worker Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for highway maintenance workers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of highway maintenance workers amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,200
25th Percentile Wage
$39,930
50th Percentile Wage
$49,920
75th Percentile Wage
$59,630
90th Percentile Wage
$76,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for highway maintenance workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.39
25th Percentile Wage
$19.20
50th Percentile Wage
$24.00
75th Percentile Wage
$28.67
90th Percentile Wage
$37.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for highway maintenance workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.00. The median hourly salary is $24.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of highway maintenance workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,9203.06%-2.80%
201548,390-3.76%-
201450,2100.54%-
201349,940-2.76%-
201251,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in state of California ranges from $39,320 to $58,880. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $58,880. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $58,190). The lowest paying area is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$58,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$58,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$57,030
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,810
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$55,720
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$54,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$52,230
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$52,140
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$51,910
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$49,400
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,280
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$49,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$47,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$46,590
Bakersfield-Delano
$44,840
Chico
$44,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$44,020
Fresno
$42,510
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,920
Hanford-Corcoran
$39,620
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,620
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,320



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