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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,730
25th Percentile Wage
$27,120
50th Percentile Wage
$31,590
75th Percentile Wage
$39,840
90th Percentile Wage
$56,750

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 $56,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,730.

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
$31,590
-4.94% 8.48%
2016
$33,150
6.97% -
2015
$30,840
3.50% -
2014
$29,760
1.31% -
2013
$29,370
1.57% -
2012
$28,910
- -

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 $28,510 to $46,910. 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 $46,910. 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 $28,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$46,910
Pine Bluff
$34,140
Jonesboro
$32,040
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$30,760
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,630
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,530
Hot Springs
$29,250
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$28,510




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