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Highway Maintenance Workers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $25.82
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Highway Maintenance Workers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.18 $19.87 $24.59
Minnesota
$22.24 $25.82 $28.41
Central Minnesota
$21.77 $25.82 $27.13
Northeast Minnesota
$21.43 $25.77 $28.21
Northwest Minnesota
$20.90 $24.12 $25.83
Southeast Minnesota
$23.75 $25.83 $28.63
Southwest Minnesota
$21.50 $24.63 $26.15
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$24.58 $26.72 $29.17

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,030 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Highway Maintenance Workers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 6,360 new Highway Maintenance Workers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Highway Maintenance Workers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 155,300 162,700 7,400 4.8%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 5,798 6,187 389 6.7%
Central Minnesota 860 966 106 12.3%
Northeast Minnesota 469 479 10 2.1%
Northwest Minnesota 980 1,044 64 6.5%
Southeast Minnesota 460 494 34 7.4%
Southwest Minnesota 784 830 46 5.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,156 2,315 159 7.4%


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