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Highways England is a Government-owned company. They operate, maintain and improve England's motorways and major A roads.


What’s the pay at Highways England?

The average pay at Highways England is between £10.55 and £18.55 per hour.

Last updated 17 February 2023

What is the Real Living Wage?

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Location Real Living Wage
London £11.95
Rest of the UK £10.90

What is the legal minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

Age group Legal minimum wage
Under 18 £4.81
18-20 £6.83
21-22 £9.18
23 or older £9.50

How we know this

Based on 49 job reviews from people who work at Highways England.

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What people are saying about pay at Highways England

  • Best thing

    Paid sick leave, parental leave, good maternity pay, plenty of additional annual leave

    Worst thing

    Mandatory overtime. Gaps in staffing, no pay rises


    Highways England Officer, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay, hours, location, pension, job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Shifts, senior management, lack of ability to make suggestions without being accused of being negative


    Highways England Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Decent pay, good management

    Worst thing



    Highways England Regional centre oparator, November 2020

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