Also known as Equipment Operator (EO), Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Crew Worker, Highway Maintenance Technician, Highway Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Transportation Maintenance Operator, Transportation Maintenance Specialist (TMS), Transportation Worker
Also known as Equipment Operator (EO), Highway Maintainer, Highway Maintenance Crew Worker
Highway Maintenance Technicians maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way.
In addition, Highway Maintenance Technicians
Highway Maintenance Technicians are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Highway Maintenance Technicians. More generally, Highway Maintenance Technicians are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Highway Maintenance Technician is $41,660, and the average salary is $43,200. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Highway Maintenance Technician salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Highway Maintenance Technicians earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Highway Maintenance Technicians earn less than $27,410 per year, 25% earn less than $33,850, 75% earn less than $51,300, and 90% earn less than $61,940.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Highway Maintenance Technicians is expected to change by 6.0%, and there should be roughly 17,100 open positions for Highway Maintenance Technicians every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Highway Maintenance Technician are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Highway Maintenance Technicians typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Highway Maintenance Technicians typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Highway Maintenance Technician tend to value Support, Relationships, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Highway Maintenance Technicians moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Highway Maintenance Technicians moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Highway Maintenance Technicians somewhat value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Highway Maintenance Technicians must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, concern for others, and integrity.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Highway Maintenance Technicians, ranked by importance:
Working as a Highway Maintenance Technician usually requires a high school diploma.
Highway Maintenance Technicians need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Highway Maintenance Technicians may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as public safety and security, transportation, or building and construction knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Highway Maintenance Technicians might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Highway Maintenance Technicians must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Highway Maintenance Technicians need abilities such as multilimb coordination, control precision, and arm-hand steadiness in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Highway Maintenance Technicians, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Highway Maintenance Technicians frequently use skills like operation and control, operations monitoring, and monitoring to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Highway Maintenance Technicians, ranked by their relative importance.
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