Flagger

Control movement of vehicular traffics through construction projects.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Flaggers do?

Controls movement of vehicular traffic through construction projects: Discusses traffic routing plans, and type and location of control points with superior. Distributes traffic control signs and markers along site in designated pattern. Directs movement of traffic through site, using sign, hand, and flag signals. Warns construction workers when approaching vehicle fails to heed signals to prevent accident and injury to workers. Informs drivers of detour routes through construction sites. Records license number of traffic control violators for police. May give hand marker to last driver in line up of one-way traffic for FLAGGER at opposite end of site, signaling clearance for reverse flow of traffic.


Should I be a Flagger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Passenger or Freight Flagman

    How to become a Flagger

    Most Flaggers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9caaaa&chl=no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,96,96
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