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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of highway maintenance workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |