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 among Tennessee areas 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,720
25th Percentile Wage
$26,040
50th Percentile Wage
$30,500
75th Percentile Wage
$36,600
90th Percentile Wage
$42,550

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 $42,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,720.

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
$30,500
3.15% 18.07%
2016
$29,540
6.03% -
2015
$27,760
1.98% -
2014
$27,210
7.06% -
2013
$25,290
1.19% -
2012
$24,990
- -

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 $27,110 to $35,970. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $35,970. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $32,490). The lowest paying area is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $27,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$35,970
Knoxville
$32,490
Jackson
$31,970
Morristown
$31,030
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,870
Chattanooga
$30,230
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,020
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$29,890
Memphis
$29,220
Cleveland
$28,580
Johnson City
$28,210
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$27,820
Clarksville
$27,110




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