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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Highway Maintenance Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,470
25th Percentile Wage
$30,550
50th Percentile Wage
$38,130
75th Percentile Wage
$47,610
90th Percentile Wage
$56,820

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 $56,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,470. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201638,1303.15%7.53%
201536,9300.95%-
201436,5801.94%-
201335,8701.70%-
201235,260--

Table 2. Highway Maintenance Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of highway maintenance workers in 4 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $38,370. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $33,630).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,370
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,030
Construction
$33,630

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 $17,710 to $54,120. The highest paying state for highway maintenance workers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $54,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,710. For more salary information of highway maintenance workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$54,120
Connecticut
$53,410
California
$49,920
Minnesota
$49,570
Massachusetts
$48,840
New Jersey
$48,620
Washington
$47,940
Oregon
$46,930
North Dakota
$46,620
Illinois
$46,320
Iowa
$45,000
Rhode Island
$43,830
Michigan
$43,790
Montana
$43,460
New York
$43,430
Wisconsin
$42,560
Colorado
$41,880
Vermont
$41,310
Pennsylvania
$39,950
Wyoming
$39,740
Nevada
$39,580
Ohio
$38,570
Utah
$38,160
Arizona
$37,230
Idaho
$36,830
Maryland
$36,820
Virginia
$36,660
New Hampshire
$35,650
Maine
$34,630
Indiana
$34,310
Nebraska
$34,160
Missouri
$33,900
Texas
$33,700
New Mexico
$33,410
Delaware
$33,010
Kansas
$31,860
Oklahoma
$31,610
North Carolina
$31,600
South Dakota
$31,340
Florida
$30,790
West Virginia
$30,300
Arkansas
$30,190
Tennessee
$29,540
Kentucky
$28,720
Louisiana
$28,230
Alabama
$27,880
Georgia
$27,750
South Carolina
$27,580
Mississippi
$27,060
Puerto Rico
$17,710



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