Highway Maintenance Worker Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for highway maintenance workers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of highway maintenance workers amongst Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,820
25th Percentile Wage
$25,920
50th Percentile Wage
$29,540
75th Percentile Wage
$34,310
90th Percentile Wage
$39,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for highway maintenance workers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.49
25th Percentile Wage
$12.46
50th Percentile Wage
$14.20
75th Percentile Wage
$16.50
90th Percentile Wage
$19.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for highway maintenance workers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.05. The median hourly salary is $14.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.49.

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
201629,5406.03%15.40%
201527,7601.98%-
201427,2107.06%-
201325,2901.19%-
201224,990--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in state of Tennessee ranges from $26,890 to $35,070. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $35,070. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Morristown (mean annual salary $32,870). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$35,070
Morristown
$32,870
Jackson
$31,150
Knoxville
$30,460
Chattanooga
$29,910
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$29,830
Memphis
$29,410
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$28,390
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$27,290
Johnson City
$27,150
Clarksville
$27,110
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$26,890


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