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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators amongst Arkansas cities 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,050
25th Percentile Wage
$27,050
50th Percentile Wage
$33,150
75th Percentile Wage
$40,500
90th Percentile Wage
$56,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.08
25th Percentile Wage
$13.01
50th Percentile Wage
$15.94
75th Percentile Wage
$19.47
90th Percentile Wage
$27.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.38. The median hourly salary is $15.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.08.

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
201633,1506.97%12.79%
201530,8403.50%-
201429,7601.31%-
201329,3701.57%-
201228,910--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Arkansas ranges from $29,180 to $41,670. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $41,670. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Pine Bluff (mean annual salary $34,140). The lowest paying area is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$41,670
Pine Bluff
$34,140
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,910
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,800
Jonesboro
$33,060
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$31,480
Hot Springs
$29,250
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,180


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