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.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 145,900 people employed as highway maintenance workers in the United States. The median annual salary is $45,880. Entry level employees earn approximately $29,130 per year and senior employees earn approximately $60,970 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.