• Highway Maintenance Workers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 39,210
    $33,170 range bar $51,900
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Highway Maintenance Workers maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Their duties include patching broken or eroded pavement and repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. They may also mow or clear brush from along road, or plow snow from roadway.

What do they typically do

  • Drive trucks to transport crews and equipment to work sites
  • Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead
  • Remove litter and debris from roadways, including debris from rock and mud slides
  • Drive heavy equipment with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds, remove snow and ice, and spread salt and sand
  • Dump, spread, and tamp asphalt, using pneumatic tampers, to repair joints and patch broken pavement
  • Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles and heavy equipment
  • Haul and spread sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders
  • Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Openings 442

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