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Highest Paying States for Highway Maintenance Workers

The highest paying states for highway maintenance workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of highway maintenance workers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $54,120, Alaska is the highest paying state for highway maintenance workers. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $53,410). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of highway maintenance workers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Highway Maintenance Workers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$54,120
$33,670 140
2 Connecticut
$53,410
$41,970 2,310
3 California
$49,920
$36,200 4,620
4 Minnesota
$49,570
$33,990 5,230
5 Massachusetts
$48,840
$38,050 2,110
6 New Jersey
$48,620
$29,440 1,690
7 Washington
$47,940
$37,450 2,250
8 Oregon
$46,930
$37,170 1,630
9 North Dakota
$46,620
$34,390 1,210
10 Illinois
$46,320
$20,150 6,510
11 Iowa
$45,000
$33,720 3,330
12 Rhode Island
$43,830
$34,920 560
13 Michigan
$43,790
$29,780 3,390
14 Montana
$43,460
$34,950 980
15 New York
$43,430
$30,110 14,880
16 Wisconsin
$42,560
$25,770 5,230
17 Colorado
$41,880
$31,390 2,960
18 Vermont
$41,310
$33,060 1,470
19 Pennsylvania
$39,950
$25,740 10,610
20 Wyoming
$39,740
$34,440 810
21 Nevada
$39,580
$29,460 670
22 Ohio
$38,570
$24,170 7,730
23 Utah
$38,160
$25,980 950
24 Arizona
$37,230
$30,140 1,330
25 Idaho
$36,830
$28,720 1,270
26 Maryland
$36,820
$26,920 850
27 Virginia
$36,660
$25,480 4,190
28 New Hampshire
$35,650
$24,030 1,580
29 Maine
$34,630
$27,630 1,830
30 Indiana
$34,310
$27,840 4,140
31 Nebraska
$34,160
$26,790 2,680
32 Missouri
$33,900
$24,240 5,510
33 Texas
$33,700
$22,290 6,570
34 New Mexico
$33,410
$29,060 1,120
35 Delaware
$33,010
$24,380 40
36 Kansas
$31,860
$19,970 1,530
37 Oklahoma
$31,610
$23,180 2,910
38 North Carolina
$31,600
$25,430 3,890
39 South Dakota
$31,340
$25,750 1,530
40 Florida
$30,790
$22,790 2,970
41 West Virginia
$30,300
$20,720 1,170
42 Arkansas
$30,190
$21,190 2,390
43 Tennessee
$29,540
$21,820 1,780
44 Kentucky
$28,720
$21,270 2,320
45 Louisiana
$28,230
$19,920 1,410
46 Alabama
$27,880
$20,030 3,580
47 Georgia
$27,750
$19,910 2,610
48 South Carolina
$27,580
$21,160 410
49 Mississippi
$27,060
$19,330 2,360
50 Puerto Rico
$17,710
$15,960 5,570
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