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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,060
25th Percentile Wage
$39,740
50th Percentile Wage
$52,370
75th Percentile Wage
$62,390
90th Percentile Wage
$82,600

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 $82,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of highway maintenance workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,370
4.68% 2.00%
2016
$49,920
3.06% -
2015
$48,390
-3.76% -
2014
$50,210
0.54% -
2013
$49,940
-2.76% -
2012
$51,320
- -

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 $39,620 to $71,200. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $71,200. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $64,540). The lowest paying area is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$71,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$64,540
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$64,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$60,400
Napa
$58,330
Vallejo-Fairfield
$56,570
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$56,560
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$56,560
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$56,350
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$54,510
Merced
$53,700
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$52,800
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$51,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$50,720
Salinas
$50,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$50,270
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$49,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$47,710
Modesto
$46,900
Chico
$46,790
Visalia-Porterville
$46,750
Hanford-Corcoran
$46,370
Redding
$45,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$45,080
Bakersfield-Delano
$44,220
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$44,020
Madera-Chowchilla
$43,980
Stockton
$43,310
Yuba City
$43,200
Fresno
$42,510
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,080
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,730
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,620




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