Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators amongst Alabama areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,830
25th Percentile Wage
$26,980
50th Percentile Wage
$32,360
75th Percentile Wage
$38,740
90th Percentile Wage
$55,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.98
25th Percentile Wage
$12.97
50th Percentile Wage
$15.56
75th Percentile Wage
$18.63
90th Percentile Wage
$26.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.57. The median hourly salary is $15.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.98.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,3608.90%13.10%
201529,4802.95%-
201428,6103.29%-
201327,670-1.63%-
201228,120--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Alabama ranges from $26,590 to $56,460. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $56,460. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $34,890). The lowest paying area is Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$56,460
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$34,890
Mobile
$33,250
Montgomery
$30,530
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$29,210
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$27,890
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$26,590


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