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Highest Paying Cities for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

The top 100 highest paying cities for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $88,900, Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin is the highest paying city for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators. It is followed by Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire (average annual salary $87,420). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$88,900
60
2 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$87,420
50
3 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$86,570
610
4 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$86,200
610
5 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$84,230
n/a
6 Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$83,240
60
7 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$82,790
70
8 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$74,360
150
9 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$73,380
160
10 Springfield, Massachusetts
$70,460
60
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$70,410
80
12 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$69,620
1,090
13 Redding, California
$68,950
50
14 Stockton, California
$68,770
80
15 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$67,960
60
16 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,350
300
17 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$66,760
330
18 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$62,810
50
19 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$62,380
330
20 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$62,280
60
21 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$62,220
2,420
22 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$61,880
50
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$61,620
150
24 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$60,400
760
25 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$60,270
110
26 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$60,070
670
27 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$59,930
80
28 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$59,040
n/a
29 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$58,330
290
30 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$57,820
180
31 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$57,550
250
32 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$57,380
100
33 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$56,930
40
34 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$56,460
150
35 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$56,460
220
36 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$56,330
n/a
37 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$55,850
720
38 Modesto, California
$55,780
70
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$55,210
820
40 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$54,960
170
41 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$54,670
530
42 Wheeling, West Virginia
$53,540
40
43 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$53,170
680
44 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$52,480
630
45 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$52,050
40
46 Akron, Ohio
$51,750
100
47 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$51,260
100
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$51,010
1,680
49 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$50,810
80
50 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$50,630
30
51 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$50,490
190
52 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$50,380
n/a
53 Grand Junction, Colorado
$50,330
40
54 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$50,300
200
55 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$50,010
100
56 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$49,950
110
57 Jefferson City, Missouri
$49,930
n/a
58 Bismarck, North Dakota
$49,640
70
59 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$49,430
260
60 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$48,710
80
61 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$48,680
590
62 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$47,600
720
63 Utica-Rome, New York
$47,550
60
64 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$46,930
620
65 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$46,870
150
66 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$46,860
100
67 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$46,780
180
68 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$46,760
100
69 Rochester, New York
$46,720
90
70 Camden, New Jersey
$46,670
160
71 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$46,590
90
72 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$46,340
40
73 Toledo, Ohio
$46,200
60
74 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$46,150
50
75 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$46,120
130
76 Framingham, Massachusetts
$46,100
n/a
77 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$46,000
130
78 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$45,970
50
79 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$45,670
370
80 Springfield, Illinois
$45,290
n/a
81 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$45,260
100
82 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$45,150
40
83 Fresno, California
$44,950
130
84 Kansas City, Missouri
$44,900
590
85 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$44,810
n/a
86 Pocatello, Idaho
$44,770
40
87 Visalia-Porterville, California
$44,610
60
88 Wilmington, New Jersey
$44,530
180
89 Duluth, Wisconsin
$44,480
60
90 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$44,180
250
91 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$44,070
30
92 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$43,930
80
93 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$43,900
120
94 Salem, Oregon
$43,530
n/a
95 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$43,480
130
96 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$43,440
60
97 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$43,410
290
98 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$43,380
100
99 Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$43,340
30
100 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$43,280
90
See also: Highest paying industries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators.