Highway Maintenance Workers
Wages & Outlook
The worker's level of experience and responsibility affect wages. Pay also varies by area of the country. In parts of the country that get snow, work for highway maintenance workers is seasonal. Some workers travel in order to have work all year. For example, those who live in the Midwest or Northeast may move south during the winter months. Other workers have other jobs during the off-season.
Highway maintenance workers who work full time generally receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.
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In Minnesota, about 6,221 highway maintenance workers work in this medium-sized occupation.
- Local, state, and federal government agencies (Department of Roads or Transportation)
- Highway construction companies
Wear and tear from traffic and the weather mean roads will always need repair. However, the amount of money budgeted for highway repair varies each year. Government agencies budget more money for highway repairs when the economy is strong and they collect more taxes.
Regardless of the state of the economy, job openings will occur each year as workers leave this occupation.
|Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN||1,700||1,750||50||2.9%|