Highway Maintenance Worker Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,020
25th Percentile Wage
$44,170
50th Percentile Wage
$49,870
75th Percentile Wage
$58,000
90th Percentile Wage
$65,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for highway maintenance workers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,020.

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
$49,870
3.87% 10.59%
2016
$47,940
3.69% -
2015
$46,170
2.27% -
2014
$45,120
1.31% -
2013
$44,530
-0.13% -
2012
$44,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in state of Washington ranges from $42,410 to $56,320. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $56,320. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $55,390). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $42,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$56,320
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$55,390
Bremerton-Silverdale
$55,200
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$54,120
Bellingham
$53,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$52,240
Tacoma
$51,930
Longview
$50,800
Olympia
$48,790
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$48,780
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,560
Yakima
$46,340
Spokane
$46,030
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$45,500
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,320
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,310
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,300
Lewiston
$42,410




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