Highway Maintenance Workers

General Information

Description

Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement and repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road, or plow snow from roadway.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government74.96%
  2. Private, for profit21.70%
  3. Federal government1.16%
  4. Self-employed1.07%
  5. Private, not for profit0.97%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,660

State-by-state Salary

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$58,340
$28,370
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 88%
  • Associate's degree 5%
  • Less than high school 5%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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