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47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers



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. Excludes “Tree Trimmers and Pruners" (37-3013).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 52052$27.23/hr$23.28/hr$24.32/hr$27.63/hr$30.39/hr$30.93/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction220$23.43/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration4,670$27.63/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$26.85/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$24.54/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$26.13/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$24.41/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 190$27.63/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 220$27.63/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 260$27.63/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 360$26.62/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 430$27.63/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 460$27.63/hr7.6%
Southwest Balance of State 460$25.43/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 520$27.63/hr6.4%
Southwest Minnesota 610$27.43/hr2.3%
Central Minnesota 670$27.63/hr5.8%
Northwest Balance of State 740$27.63/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 830$27.63/hr2.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,810$30.35/hr2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,240$30.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,900$27.63/hr3.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 710$24.41/hr0.0%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 710$24.50/hr11.1%
Helpers--Extraction Workers N/AN/AN/A


  • Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Drive trucks to transport crews and equipment to work sites.
  • Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic.
  • Dump, spread, and tamp asphalt, using pneumatic tampers, to repair joints and patch broken pavement.
  • Drive heavy equipment and vehicles with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds, remove snow and ice, and spread salt and sand.
  • Drive heavy equipment and vehicles with adjustable attachments to sweep debris from paved surfaces, mow grass and weeds, remove snow and ice, and spread salt and sand.
  • Clean and clear debris from culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, ditches, and other drain structures.
  • Erect, install, or repair guardrails, road shoulders, berms, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead.
  • Haul and spread sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders.