Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 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. Exclude "Tree Trimmers and Pruners" (37-3013).
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Flag motorists to warn them of obstacles or repair work ahead. Set out signs and cones around work areas to divert traffic. Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles and heavy equipment. 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 trucks to transport crews and equipment to work sites. Haul and spread sand, gravel, and clay to fill washouts and repair road shoulders. Dump, spread, and tamp asphalt, using pneumatic tampers, to repair joints and patch broken pavement. Clean and clear debris from culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, ditches, and other drain structures. Remove litter and debris from roadways, including debris from rock and mud slides. Erect, install, or repair guardrails, road shoulders, berms, highway markers, warning signals, and highway lighting, using hand tools and power tools. Inspect, clean, and repair drainage systems, bridges, tunnels, and other structures. Perform roadside landscaping work, such as clearing weeds and brush, and planting and trimming trees.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.59   Entry $22,033.00
Mean $14.36   Mean $29,880.00
Experience $16.25 Experience $33,804.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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