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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $88,200, Alaska is the highest paying state for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $64,040). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$88,200
$54,440 70
2 Washington
$64,040
$33,330 500
3 Oregon
$61,800
$39,200 500
4 Massachusetts
$58,270
$32,540 860
5 New York
$56,210
$27,540 2,220
6 California
$55,570
$35,580 3,660
7 Connecticut
$55,460
$42,160 230
8 Minnesota
$52,130
$37,390 1,260
9 District of Columbia
$51,530
$35,790 130
10 North Dakota
$50,160
$33,110 270
11 Nevada
$48,520
$31,300 590
12 Ohio
$46,830
$31,430 1,490
13 New Jersey
$46,450
$31,250 1,010
14 Illinois
$45,720
$28,790 1,320
15 Michigan
$45,450
$34,140 1,060
16 Montana
$45,400
$28,030 170
17 Utah
$44,520
$28,150 640
18 Delaware
$44,510
$33,570 250
19 Wyoming
$43,520
$33,550 110
20 Missouri
$43,400
$28,280 1,310
21 Wisconsin
$43,240
$32,900 490
22 Pennsylvania
$42,370
$29,930 1,600
23 Kansas
$42,030
$24,850 570
24 Indiana
$41,490
$27,760 670
25 Colorado
$41,480
$29,740 2,120
26 South Dakota
$40,110
$29,650 140
27 New Mexico
$40,070
$29,190 170
28 New Hampshire
$39,240
$32,590 180
29 Kentucky
$38,720
$27,430 930
30 Vermont
$38,250
$32,270 50
31 Rhode Island
$37,840
$28,510 80
32 Louisiana
$37,740
$26,970 630
33 Iowa
$37,650
$28,270 450
34 Maryland
$37,050
$27,110 1,220
35 Arizona
$37,040
$23,120 1,550
36 Texas
$36,880
$27,440 5,000
37 West Virginia
$36,810
$31,230 180
38 Hawaii
$36,390
$25,270 110
39 Tennessee
$35,540
$25,050 1,980
40 Maine
$35,520
$26,190 450
41 Oklahoma
$34,990
$26,950 1,130
42 North Carolina
$34,400
$25,950 1,530
43 Georgia
$33,540
$25,940 1,110
44 Alabama
$32,670
$22,680 910
45 Virginia
$32,540
$25,740 1,860
46 South Carolina
$32,400
$24,240 790
47 Florida
$31,870
$24,150 3,390
48 Arkansas
$31,590
$23,730 1,020
49 Idaho
$31,320
$21,860 330
50 Mississippi
$31,290
$22,560 880
51 Nebraska
$31,170
$25,940 690
52 Puerto Rico
$20,080
$16,830 130
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