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. Exclude 'Tree Trimmers and Pruners' (37-3013).


2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,690 11.70 8.97 13.06 24,330 18,670 27,170
Joplin MSA 60 10.68 8.20 11.91 22,210 17,070 24,780
St Louis MSA 1,010 14.66 9.90 17.04 30,490 20,580 35,450
Kansas City* 290 10.49 8.38 11.55 21,828 17,427 24,028
Central Region* 550 11.02 9.49 11.78 22,916 19,746 24,501
Northeast Region* 140 10.45 8.11 11.61 21,727 16,866 24,158
Northwest Region* 120 12.32 10.25 13.36 25,632 21,323 27,787
Ozark Region* 200 10.95 8.42 12.22 22,785 17,512 25,421
South Central Region* 170 9.66 7.15 10.91 20,088 14,863 22,701
Southeast Region* 430 12.74 9.33 14.44 26,499 19,407 30,045
Southwest Region* 90 10.90 8.34 12.18 22,669 17,337 25,334
St. Louis County* 260 13.62 9.16 15.85 28,335 19,048 32,978
West Central Region* 180 10.76 9.04 11.62 22,377 18,802 24,164
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 180 13.59 11.11 14.83 28,271 23,115 30,849

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 5,630 6,200 570 10.12 142 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,190 1,190 .00 18 Fair
St Louis MSA 1,460 1,490 30 2.05 25 Good
Central Region* 1,470 1,550 80 5.44 30 Great
Northeast Region* 430 440 10 2.33 8 Good
Ozark Region* 300 340 40 13.33 9 Good
South Central Region* 250 260 10 4.00 5 Good
Southeast Region* 470 480 10 2.13 9 Great
Southwest Region* 250 250 .00 4 Good
West Central Region* 410 400 -10 -2.44 6 Fair

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation