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

The top 50 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $60,690, support activities for mining is the highest paying industry for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators. It is followed by mining industry (average annual salary $53,580). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 50 Highest Paying Industries for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Mining
$60,690
n/a
2 Mining
$53,580
430
3 Rail Transportation
$53,400
100
4 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$52,720
330
5 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$52,660
340
6 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$51,450
1,490
7 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$49,460
2,060
8 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,580
2,770
9 State government, including schools and hospitals
$47,570
2,810
10 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$47,370
130
11 Masonry Contractors
$46,280
n/a
12 Utility System Construction
$44,540
1,100
13 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,500
21,060
14 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$39,440
19,300
15 Construction
$38,750
37,470
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$38,590
14,440
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,590
14,440
18 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$38,580
14,480
19 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$38,440
1,510
20 Transportation and Warehousing
$38,330
240
21 Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,180
16,090
22 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,160
13,860
23 Educational Services
$37,150
40
24 Manufacturing
$36,780
1,880
25 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$36,610
40
26 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$36,610
40
27 Educational Services - State government owned
$36,610
40
28 Support Activities for Transportation
$36,240
30
29 Administrative and Support Services
$35,980
140
30 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$35,720
11,670
31 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,720
11,670
32 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,360
160
33 Residential Building Construction
$35,340
60
34 Building Equipment Contractors
$35,280
70
35 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,910
80
36 Construction of Buildings
$34,880
320
37 Truck Transportation
$34,850
110
38 Nonresidential Building Construction
$34,820
260
39 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$34,760
70
40 Rental and Leasing Services
$34,760
70
41 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$34,450
60
42 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$34,170
610
43 Building Finishing Contractors
$32,990
100
44 Specialized Freight Trucking
$32,270
n/a
45 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$31,430
n/a
46 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$31,430
n/a
47 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$30,370
40
48 Wholesale Trade
$30,370
40
49 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$30,020
40
50 Employment Services
$24,290
60
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