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Highway Maintenance Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of highway maintenance workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of highway maintenance workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The highway maintenance workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Highway Maintenance Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,220
25th Percentile Wage
$31,160
50th Percentile Wage
$38,700
75th Percentile Wage
$48,250
90th Percentile Wage
$57,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for highway maintenance workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) highway maintenance workers is $57,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,220. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 129% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$38,700
1.47% 8.89%
2016
$38,130
3.15% -
2015
$36,930
0.95% -
2014
$36,580
1.94% -
2013
$35,870
1.70% -
2012
$35,260
- -

Table 2. Highway Maintenance Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of highway maintenance workers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for highway maintenance workers occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $54,110. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $33,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$54,110
Mining
$41,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$37,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,580
Accommodation and Food Services
$35,020
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,920
Construction
$33,650

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Highway Maintenance Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only highway maintenance workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of highway maintenance workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,030 to $54,740. The highest paying state for highway maintenance workers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $54,740. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,030. For more salary information of highway maintenance workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$54,740
California
$52,370
Massachusetts
$50,040
Washington
$49,870
Oregon
$49,280
Illinois
$48,340
North Dakota
$48,060
Minnesota
$47,480
Iowa
$45,940
Montana
$44,350
New York
$43,930
Michigan
$43,880
Rhode Island
$43,760
Wisconsin
$43,580
Vermont
$41,860
Pennsylvania
$41,860
Nevada
$41,630
New Jersey
$41,580
Colorado
$41,060
Wyoming
$40,550
Ohio
$40,020
Hawaii
$39,570
Alaska
$39,570
Utah
$38,890
Arizona
$38,500
Idaho
$37,510
Maryland
$37,430
Virginia
$36,890
New Hampshire
$36,230
Maine
$34,940
Nebraska
$34,870
Indiana
$34,690
Texas
$34,630
Missouri
$34,370
Kansas
$33,950
New Mexico
$33,900
Delaware
$33,890
Kentucky
$33,690
North Carolina
$33,660
South Dakota
$33,320
Florida
$32,180
Oklahoma
$32,070
Tennessee
$30,500
Arkansas
$30,040
Louisiana
$28,980
West Virginia
$28,570
Georgia
$28,560
Alabama
$28,400
South Carolina
$27,680
Mississippi
$26,670
Puerto Rico
$18,030



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