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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,740
25th Percentile Wage
$35,540
50th Percentile Wage
$41,480
75th Percentile Wage
$49,140
90th Percentile Wage
$57,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,740.

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
$41,480
3.09% 7.74%
2016
$40,200
3.98% -
2015
$38,600
-4.12% -
2014
$40,190
4.23% -
2013
$38,490
0.57% -
2012
$38,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Colorado ranges from $31,590 to $50,330. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Colorado is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $50,330. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $49,110). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Grand Junction
$50,330
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,110
Boulder
$47,500
Fort Collins-Loveland
$44,530
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$44,140
Greeley
$41,090
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$40,400
Pueblo
$38,160
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$36,960
Colorado Springs
$36,550
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$31,590




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