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Highway Maintenance Workers

Job Information

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.


  • Construction equipment operators are trained either through a formal apprenticeship program, through on-the-job training, through a paid training program, or a combination of these programs.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good.
  • Hourly pay is relatively high, but operators of some types of equipment cannot work in inclement weather, so total annual earnings may be reduced.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $35,220/yr ($17.61/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma