Updated August 18, 2021
Average Flagger Salary
$12.70 hourly
$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$31,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$31,000
$2,583
$15
75th Percentile
$28,000
$2,333
$13
Average
$26,423
$2,202
$13
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Flagger Salary By State

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Flagger average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$20,758
$9.98
Alaska
$25,436
$12.23
Arizona
$30,224
$14.53
Arkansas
$20,154
$9.69
California
$30,928
$14.87
Colorado
$26,379
$12.68
Connecticut
$33,146
$15.94
Delaware
$30,309
$14.57
District of Columbia
$29,376
$14.12
Florida
$21,529
$10.35
Georgia
$20,664
$9.93
Hawaii
$32,644
$15.69
Idaho
$21,131
$10.16
Illinois
$39,058
$18.78
Indiana
$22,698
$10.91
Iowa
$27,549
$13.24
Kansas
$26,558
$12.77
Kentucky
$25,686
$12.35
Louisiana
$25,071
$12.05
Maine
$24,168
$11.62
Maryland
$27,146
$13.05
Massachusetts
$29,173
$14.03
Michigan
$21,978
$10.57
Minnesota
$24,388
$11.72
Mississippi
$20,961
$10.08
Missouri
$22,143
$10.65
Montana
$23,754
$11.42
Nebraska
$22,802
$10.96
Nevada
$29,907
$14.38
New Hampshire
$32,702
$15.72
New Jersey
$30,040
$14.44
New Mexico
$21,033
$10.11
New York
$33,282
$16.00
North Carolina
$21,069
$10.13
North Dakota
$31,102
$14.95
Ohio
$26,691
$12.83
Oklahoma
$21,736
$10.45
Oregon
$23,275
$11.19
Pennsylvania
$23,453
$11.28
Rhode Island
$32,108
$15.44
South Carolina
$24,802
$11.92
South Dakota
$27,751
$13.34
Tennessee
$21,101
$10.14
Texas
$29,776
$14.32
Utah
$26,468
$12.72
Vermont
$32,212
$15.49
Virginia
$25,764
$12.39
Washington
$23,214
$11.16
West Virginia
$26,111
$12.55
Wisconsin
$24,197
$11.63
Wyoming
$21,454
$10.31

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Highest Paying Cities For Flagger

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Poughkeepsie, NY
$33,328
$16.02
Santa Clara, CA
$32,101
$15.43
Manhattan, KS
$26,710
$12.84
Denver, CO
$26,378
$12.68
Salt Lake City, UT
$26,352
$12.67
Bowling Green, KY
$25,438
$12.23

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How much does a Flagger make?

  • The average flagger makes $26,423 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a flagger is $12.7.
  • The average entry-level flagger salary is $22,000.
  • Highest paying states for flagger are Illinois ($39,058), New York ($33,282), Connecticut ($39,058) and New Hampshire ($39,058).
  • Highest paying cities for flagger are Poughkeepsie, NY ($33,328), Santa Clara, CA, Manhattan, KS, Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Flaggers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $31,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $28,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $24,000
  • Industries with the highest flagger salaries are construction, professional and manufacturing.

Average Flagger Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $26,400
    $12.70
    +4.6%
    2020
    $25,200
    $12.12
    +3.4%
    2019
    $24,400
    $11.71
    +6.0%
    2018
    $22,900
    $11.01
    +1.4%
    2017
    $22,600
    $10.86
    +3.5%

    How Much Do Flaggers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, flagger salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that construction, professional, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for flaggers. For example, flaggers make a whopping average salary of $29,822 while working for construction companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $28,939 at professional companies and $28,169 at manufacturing companies. But flaggers may want to avoid working in the internet industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $24,426.
    RankIndustryAverage Flagger SalaryFlagger Salary Range
    1Construction
    $29,822
    $21k
    $34k
    2Professional
    $28,939
    $21k
    $34k
    3Manufacturing
    $28,169
    $21k
    $34k
    4Internet
    $24,426
    $21k
    $34k

    High Paying Flagger Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Crossing Guard

    Avg. salary: $27,919

    A crossing guard directs and escorts pedestrians when crossing the street, enforcing traffic laws when necessary. They have the authority to control both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and they will sometimes be responsible for directing traffic to avoid hazards. In some areas, a crossing guard may also control railroad warning signals, lower and raise railroad gates, and coordinate with law enforcement officers when violations occur.
    8,482 Crossing Guard Jobs
    School Crossing Guard

    Avg. salary: $41,126

    A school crossing guard is an adult whose work is to ensure the safety of students and any other pedestrian or cyclist as they cross the road while heading or coming from school. They encourage safety for all people crossing the road around the school premises. Their duties and responsibilities include applying traffic law knowledge and signals to direct both pedestrians and vehicle drivers to ensure safety.
    17,984 School Crossing Guard Jobs
    Traffic Controller

    Avg. salary: $47,808

    The primary role of a traffic controller is to direct the flow of machinery and vehicles on roads and any other work sites. Traffic controllers coordinate, setup, manage, and remove traffic control. They direct traffic in disruption areas like accidents, planned maintenance, building sites, and roadworks. They have to direct pedestrians for safety maintenance around road conditions and changed vehicles. They need to be keen on directing traffic flow.
    9,184 Traffic Controller Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Crossing Guard
    $27,920
    $2,327
    $13.42
    8,482
    School Crossing Guard
    $41,126
    $3,427
    $19.77
    17,984
    Traffic Controller
    $47,808
    $3,984
    $22.98
    9,184
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    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like The Walsh Group and Aerotek as they offer the highest salaries for flaggers.
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    Recently Added Flagger Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Integrity Traffic
    Traffic Control Flagger
    Traffic Control Flagger
    Denver, CO
    08/28/2021
    $33,392
    08/28/2021
    LPX Inc. and Subsidaries
    Safety-Traffic Control Flagger
    Safety-Traffic Control Flagger
    Louisville, KY
    08/28/2021
    $33,392
    08/28/2021
    Primoris Services Corporation
    Casual Traffic Control Flagger-Primoris Electric
    Casual Traffic Control Flagger-Primoris Electric
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    08/27/2021
    $40,175
    08/27/2021
    Flagger
    Montgomery, AL
    08/26/2021
    $31,618
    08/26/2021
    Aerotek
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    Flaggers
    Charlotte, NC
    08/25/2021
    $29,218
    08/25/2021
    Flagger
    Hastings, NE
    08/19/2021
    $27,131
    08/19/2021
    Luttrell Staffing Group
    Flagger
    Flagger
    Abingdon, VA
    08/18/2021
    $29,218
    08/18/2021
    Flagger
    Portland, ME
    08/13/2021
    $35,479
    08/13/2021
    Top Out/Flagger
    Mendota Heights, MN
    08/10/2021
    $56,349
    08/10/2021
    Flagger
    Seattle, WA
    08/10/2021
    $39,653
    08/10/2021

    Average Flagger Salary by Demographic

    Flagger Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $28,608
    female-income
    Female Income
    $28,357
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$28,608
    Female$28,357
    Median Flagger Income by Race
    Hispanic or latino flaggers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian flaggers have the lowest average salary at $28,064.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$28,805
    Black or African American$28,448
    Asian$28,064
    Hispanic or Latino$28,970
    Average Flagger Salary by Education Level
    Flaggers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $29,368 annually. With a Associate degree, flaggers earn a median annual income of $29,194 compared to $28,357 for flaggers with an High School Diploma degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$28,357
    Master's Degree$27,928
    Bachelor's Degree$29,368
    Some College/ Associate Degree$29,194