Highway Maintenance Workers

4.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
75%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,660
or $20.03 hourly
VOLUME
149,890
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 75% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Highway Maintenance Workers' job openings is expected to rise 6% by 2030
'Highway Maintenance Workers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Highway Maintenance Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Highway Maintenance Workers' was $41,660, or $20.03 hourly
'Highway Maintenance Workers' are paid 0.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 149,890 people employed as Highway Maintenance Workers.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 47-4051.00

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