Highway maintenance, heavy equipment, and snow removal aren't the only skills highway maintenance workers have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
Those highway maintenance workers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a criminal justice degree. Less commonly earned degrees for highway maintenance workers include a automotive technology degree or a computer science degree.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a highway maintenance worker. So where do you start applying? According to our research, highway maintenance workers are mostly hired by New York State Veterans Home, State of Nevada, and State of Colorado. Now is a good time to apply as New York State Veterans Home has 61 highway maintenance workers job openings, and there are 61 at State of Nevada and 32 at State of Colorado.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, highway maintenance workers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Washington State Employees Credit Union, Winnebago Mental Health Institute, and WEST TREE SERVICE. Take Washington State Employees Credit Union for example. The median highway maintenance worker salary is $44,747. At Winnebago Mental Health Institute, highway maintenance workers earn an average of $33,513, while the average at WEST TREE SERVICE is $32,984. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Washington State Employees Credit Union has 5 job listings for highway maintenance workers, Winnebago Mental Health Institute and WEST TREE SERVICE only have 1 and 0 job listings respectively.
The most prestigious highway maintenance workers can be found working at City of New York, University of Connecticut School of Law, and National Park Service. We determine this by assessing the schools where highway maintenance workers have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of highway maintenance workers from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.