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  • A row of yellow and green construction hats leaning against the side of an orange wall. Road construction workers in Georgia wears these.

    SALARY INFORMATION

GEORGIA ROAD CONSTRUCTION SALARIES ARE HIGH. SO ARE THE EXPECTATIONS.

If you’re done with menial jobs, like flipping burgers and landscaping work, consider a lifetime career in road construction.

Even the entry-level salaries are higher than elsewhere. If you work hard and continue to improve your skills, you’ll advance. Skilled workers can make as much as $70K or more per year, with good benefits such as medical, dental and retirement.

Even better, the work is steady. As long as people need to get from here to there, you’ll have a job. And you’ll have the added benefit of knowing you’re doing something important.


ROAD CONSTRUCTION GENERAL SALARY RANGES

Below are some general hourly wages and annual salary ranges for road construction jobs in Georgia. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state. With overtime, many workers earn well beyond these averages.

Three highway construction workers in Georgia drill up old pavement before they begin to pave new roads.

CONSTRUCTION LABORER

AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $14.00 PER HOUR
  • • $27,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $15.00 PER HOUR
  • • $31,000 PER YEAR
  • a list of construction laborer salaries for different experience levels AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $19.00 PER HOUR
  • • $40,000 PER YEAR
  • A graph showing construction laborers' salaries starting within a range of 27K to 40K

    An heavy equipment operators smiles on site of his road construction career in georgia

    HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $14.00 PER HOUR
  • • $29,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $20.00 PER HOUR
  • • $41,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $25.00 PER HOUR
  • • $52,000 PER YEAR
  • A graph of the range of salary pay a heavy equipment operator can make with varying levels of experience

    Two asphalt paving workers shovel on site of their highway construction careers in Georgia

    ASPHALT PAVING WORKER

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $14.00 PER HOUR
  • • $29,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $16.00 PER HOUR
  • • $33,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $20.00 PER HOUR
  • • $42,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries asphalt paving workers can make with different levels of experience

    An asphalt plant operator sits at his desk on site of his road construction career in Georgia

    ASPHALT PLANT OPERATOR

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $14.00 PER HOUR
  • • $29,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $18.00 PER HOUR
  • • $37,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $21.00 PER HOUR
  • • $44,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries asphalt plant operators can make with different levels of experience

    A concrete laborer pour concrete on a job site during his highway construction career in Georgia

    CONCRETE LABORER

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $14.00 PER HOUR
  • • $29,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $16.00 PER HOUR
  • • $33,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $17.00 PER HOUR
  • • $35,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries a Georgia concrete laborer can make with different levels of experience

    A highway bridge carpenter reviews the blueprint of a bridge he is building during his road construction career in Georgia

    HIGHWAY BRIDGE CARPENTER

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $15.00 PER HOUR
  • • $31,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $19.00 PER HOUR
  • • $40,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $22.00 PER HOUR
  • • $46,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries a Georgia highway bridge carpenter can make with different levels of experience

    A heavy equipment mechanic smiles on site of his Georgia road job

    HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $15.00 PER HOUR
  • • $31,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $25.00 PER HOUR
  • • $52,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $31.00 PER HOUR
  • • $64,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries a Georgia heavy equipment mechanic can make with different levels of experience

    A female truck driver/CDL driver smiles during her road construction career in Georgia

    TRUCK DRIVER/CDL

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $17.00 PER HOUR
  • • $35,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $22.00 PER HOUR
  • • $46,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $26.00 PER HOUR
  • • $54,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries a Georgia truck driver/CDL driver can make with different levels of experience

    A young traffic control worker smiles while holding a stop sign on site of his highway construction career in Georgia

    TRAFFIC CONTROL WORKER

    AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL PAY
  • • $12.00 PER HOUR
  • • $25,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH SEVERAL YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • • $16.00 PER HOUR
  • • $33,000 PER YEAR
  • AVERAGE PAY WITH MOST EXPERIENCED WORKER
  • • $19.00 PER HOUR
  • • $40,000 PER YEAR
  • a graph of the varying salaries a Georgia traffic control worker can make with different levels of experience

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