Highway Maintenance Worker Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 149,900 Highway Maintenance Workers in the United States. The Highway Maintenance Worker job market is expected to grow by 6.9% between 2016 and 2026.

Highway Maintenance Worker Employability Rating

C Sokanu rates Highway Maintenance Workers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,000 Highway Maintenance Workers. That number is based on 10,300 additional Highway Maintenance Workers, and the retirement of 5,700 existing Highway Maintenance Workers.

Supply of Highway Maintenance Workers

The Highway Maintenance Worker industry is concentrated in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Highway Maintenance Worker Job Market by State

State name Employed Highway Maintenance Workers
New York 15,070
Pennsylvania 10,380
Ohio 8,050
Illinois 6,870
Texas 6,860
Missouri 5,690
Wisconsin 5,660
Puerto Rico 5,360
Minnesota 4,870
North Carolina 4,680
California 4,320
Indiana 4,110
Virginia 3,980
Alabama 3,590
Iowa 3,450
New Jersey 3,390
Michigan 3,240
Oklahoma 3,190
Arkansas 2,890
Colorado 2,820
Georgia 2,650
Mississippi 2,500
Florida 2,490
Nebraska 2,480
Washington 2,420
Connecticut 2,200
Kentucky 2,110
Massachusetts 1,990
Maine 1,960
Oregon 1,820
Kansas 1,710
South Dakota 1,650
Louisiana 1,640
Tennessee 1,610
New Hampshire 1,590
Arizona 1,380
Idaho 1,220
Vermont 1,170
New Mexico 1,100
West Virginia 1,060
North Dakota 1,050
Montana 1,040
Utah 900
Wyoming 830
Nevada 680
Maryland 680
South Carolina 590
Rhode Island 570
Alaska 220
Hawaii 110
Delaware 60

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