Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers

Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roadway. Excludes "Tree Trimmers and Pruners" (37-3013).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
146,580 1.0 % $19.38 $40,300 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $14.98 $18.61 $23.20 $27.88
Annual Wage (2) $25,220 $31,160 $38,700 $48,250 $57,990


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 101,630 1.86 $19.38 $40,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 36,240 1.66 $19.51 $40,590
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 6,110 1.81 $18.80 $39,100
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 520 0.15 (8) (8)
Employment Services 260 0.01 $17.60 $36,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 101,630 1.86 $19.38 $40,310
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 6,110 1.81 $18.80 $39,100
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 36,240 1.66 $19.51 $40,590
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 520 0.15 (8) (8)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.01 $19.48 $40,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $23.25 $48,370
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 50 (7) $20.38 $42,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 36,240 1.66 $19.51 $40,590
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.01 $19.48 $40,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 101,630 1.86 $19.38 $40,310


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 15,070 1.64 1.59 $21.56 $44,850
Pennsylvania 10,380 1.80 1.75 $20.11 $41,830
Ohio 8,050 1.50 1.46 $19.55 $40,650
Illinois 6,870 1.16 1.13 $22.76 $47,350
Texas 6,860 0.58 0.56 $17.72 $36,850




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 1,650 3.93 3.82 $16.20 $33,690
Vermont 1,170 3.85 3.74 $20.34 $42,300
Maine 1,960 3.27 3.18 $16.90 $35,150
Wyoming 830 3.08 3.00 $20.20 $42,020
Nebraska 2,480 2.56 2.49 $17.17 $35,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,320 0.26 0.25 $26.35 $54,800
Connecticut 2,200 1.33 1.29 $26.13 $54,350
Washington 2,420 0.76 0.74 $24.71 $51,400
Massachusetts 1,990 0.56 0.55 $24.22 $50,370
North Dakota 1,050 2.53 2.46 $23.56 $49,010



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.50 0.49 $25.38 $52,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,190 1.62 1.57 $17.90 $37,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,170 1.12 1.09 $24.02 $49,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,130 0.58 0.57 $26.14 $54,370
Pittsburgh, PA 2,060 1.82 1.77 $20.01 $41,630
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.18 1.15 $22.38 $46,560
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,430 3.18 3.09 $19.92 $41,430
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,410 1.34 1.30 $20.52 $42,680
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,400 1.36 1.33 $22.18 $46,130
Rochester, NY 1,400 2.74 2.67 $21.93 $45,610


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 320 8.11 7.89 $19.53 $40,620
Glens Falls, NY 370 6.94 6.75 $18.78 $39,070
Utica-Rome, NY 690 5.53 5.38 $19.49 $40,540
Binghamton, NY 520 5.14 4.99 $18.05 $37,550
Kingston, NY 300 5.05 4.91 $22.01 $45,780
Bangor, ME 270 4.18 4.07 $15.99 $33,260
Williamsport, PA 200 4.01 3.90 $16.91 $35,170
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 1,310 3.78 3.68 $15.01 $31,230
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.63 3.53 $21.30 $44,300
Wheeling, WV-OH 220 3.51 3.41 $14.77 $30,730