SOC Code 47-4051 - Highway Maintenance Workers

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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 - Highway Maintenance Workers is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 150,860 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $20.39 and average Annual Wage of $42,410.

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Occupation Examples

  • Highway Maintainer
  • Highway Maintenance Crew Worker
  • Highway Worker
  • Lane Marker Installer
  • Road Patcher
  • Road Sign Installer

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