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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,680
25th Percentile Wage
$26,830
50th Percentile Wage
$32,670
75th Percentile Wage
$40,360
90th Percentile Wage
$58,320

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 $58,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,670
0.95% 13.93%
2016
$32,360
8.90% -
2015
$29,480
2.95% -
2014
$28,610
3.29% -
2013
$27,670
-1.63% -
2012
$28,120
- -

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 $22,300 to $49,990. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $49,990. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,080). The lowest paying area is Gadsden with a median annual salary of $22,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$49,990
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$37,080
Montgomery
$33,240
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$32,870
Mobile
$31,700
Decatur
$31,430
Huntsville
$31,360
Auburn-Opelika
$29,840
Tuscaloosa
$29,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$29,210
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$27,830
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$26,590
Gadsden
$22,300




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