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 among Washington cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,450
25th Percentile Wage
$42,880
50th Percentile Wage
$47,940
75th Percentile Wage
$56,360
90th Percentile Wage
$63,240

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 $63,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.01
25th Percentile Wage
$20.62
50th Percentile Wage
$23.05
75th Percentile Wage
$27.10
90th Percentile Wage
$30.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for highway maintenance workers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.40. The median hourly salary is $23.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.01.

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
201647,9403.69%6.99%
201546,1702.27%-
201445,1201.31%-
201344,530-0.13%-
201244,590--

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 $41,450 to $54,210. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $54,210. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $54,190). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $41,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$54,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$54,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$53,850
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$50,600
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$48,400
Olympia
$47,440
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,330
Spokane
$46,720
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$44,720
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$44,710
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$44,710
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$43,590
Lewiston
$41,450



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