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Highway Maintenance Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$31,000
$23,000
$31,000
$40,000
Highway maintenance workers in the United States make an average salary of $31,072 per year or $14.94 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000. If you like following the crowd, government and retail companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out non profits, hospitality, and transportation companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, and Illinois provide the highest highway maintenance worker salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Utica, NY
$40,819
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Map of Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Highway Maintenance Worker Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a highway maintenance worker is roughly $31,072 per year, which boils down to $14.94 per hour. Interestingly enough, highway maintenance workers have the highest salaries in Utica, NY at about $40,819 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Utica, NY is $26,000. Additionally, highway maintenance workers make more than the average salary in Everett, WA, Cambridge, MA, Lake Ridge, VA, Milwaukee, WI, and Sioux Falls, SD. On a more broad level, highway maintenance worker salaries are highest in Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. On the contrary, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas offer the lowest highway maintenance worker salaries.

City
Average Salary
Utica, NY
Utica, NY
$40,819
$41k
Everett, WA
Everett, WA
$35,581
$36k
Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA
$32,899
$33k
Lake Ridge, VA
Lake Ridge, VA
$30,687
$31k
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
$29,693
$30k
Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
$29,301
$29k
Odessa, TX
Odessa, TX
$29,184
$29k
Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH
$28,779
$29k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$28,329
$28k
Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE
$28,227
$28k

High Paying Highway Maintenance Worker Jobs

Average Highway Maintenance Worker Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a highway maintenance worker, working for LANDL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL or Milwaukee County might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like State of Minnesota and Wright County report highly competitive salaries for highway maintenance workers.

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Highway Maintenance Worker Salary History

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    Average Highway Maintenance Worker Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, highway maintenance worker salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that non profits, hospitality, and transportation companies tend to offer much higher salaries for highway maintenance workers. For example, highway maintenance workers make a whopping average salary of $32,634 while working for non profits companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $32,315 at hospitality companies and $31,021 at transportation companies. But highway maintenance workers may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,258.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $32,634
    $33k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $32,315
    $32k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $31,021
    $31k
    Retail
    Retail
    $30,930
    $31k
    Media
    Media
    $30,797
    $31k
    Government
    Government
    $30,347
    $30k
    Professional
    Professional
    $30,258
    $30k

    Highway Maintenance Worker Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a highway maintenance worker can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Highway Maintenance Worker Salaries

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    $43,534
    $43,534
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    Highway Maintenance Worker
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    Buffalo, MN
    Buffalo, MN
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    $48,544
    $48,544
    10/28/2020
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    Aurora, CO
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    10/28/2020
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    $35,760
    $35,760
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    South Sioux City, NE
    South Sioux City, NE
    10/28/2020
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    $36,627
    $36,627
    10/28/2020
    Winter Highway Maintenance Worker | Everett (Non-Permanent, Night Shift)
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    Everett, WA
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    10/23/2020
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    $52,628
    $52,628
    10/23/2020
    State of Nevada
    State of Nevada
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    Nevada
    Nevada
    10/22/2020
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    $31,404
    $31,404
    10/22/2020
    Highway Maintenance Worker II-Medium Equipment Operator KC) Band 03
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    Spartanburg, SC
    Spartanburg, SC
    10/21/2020
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    $22,625
    $22,625
    10/21/2020
    Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker
    Temporary Highway Maintenance Worker
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $48,001
    $48,001
    10/16/2020
    County of El Dorado
    County of El Dorado
    Highway Maintenance Worker II
    Highway Maintenance Worker II
    Highway Maintenance Worker II
    Placerville, CA
    Placerville, CA
    10/08/2020
    10/08/2020
    $43,451
    $43,451
    10/08/2020
    Highway Maintenance Worker-Limited Term
    Highway Maintenance Worker-Limited Term
    Elkhorn, WI
    Elkhorn, WI
    10/06/2020
    10/06/2020
    $50,881
    $50,881
    10/06/2020