Highway Maintenance Workers (47-4051)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 142149 4.91 45
United States 151,300158,600 4.8730 4,0304,760

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.0111.7614.69 18.3322.8927.32
Alaska 24.7116.1921.44 26.0228.8130.64
Balance of State 25.9820.3323.58 26.7929.2930.83

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
20524 11.742.8 34.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation66
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation26
UI claimants previously working in occupation62
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 238
Number of job position postings 18
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

 Degree
Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust   (Palmer)
Heavy Equipment Operator

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Flagging

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Flagging

 Degree
Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Applied Technology AAS

 Degree
Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Surface Mining

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Traffic Flagger Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement
Heavy Equipment Operations Endorsement

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
ATSSA Traffic Control Flagging / 044
Construction Equipment Training 240 Hours HE204 CDL
Construction Equipment Training/Pro Truck Driver/COMBO503 CDL
Elite Combo/COMBO507 Cer/CDL

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Heavy Equipment Operator and Mechanic

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Heavy Equipment Operator Training Certificate

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Flagger Certification Certificate