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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 $79,160, Alaska is the highest paying state for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators. It is followed by Nevada (average annual salary $69,500). 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 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
$79,160
$36,860 70
2 Nevada
$69,500
$39,510 880
3 New York
$65,570
$30,300 2,030
4 Oregon
$61,120
$39,440 510
5 Massachusetts
$58,200
$38,230 670
6 California
$55,490
$36,610 4,400
7 District of Columbia
$54,650
$36,730 210
8 Illinois
$53,480
$31,600 1,060
9 Hawaii
$52,040
$28,470 110
10 New Jersey
$51,740
$28,490 1,600
11 Minnesota
$49,820
$35,490 1,390
12 North Dakota
$49,450
$31,770 430
13 Washington
$49,240
$29,170 580
14 Connecticut
$46,490
$32,460 480
15 Utah
$45,750
$32,780 450
16 Michigan
$45,560
$34,090 1,220
17 Wisconsin
$45,050
$32,400 520
18 Ohio
$44,820
$31,680 1,260
19 Montana
$44,640
$33,580 170
20 Indiana
$44,600
$27,210 710
21 Delaware
$44,320
$33,360 230
22 Idaho
$43,380
$31,960 180
23 Wyoming
$43,090
$33,180 150
24 Colorado
$40,200
$32,080 2,240
25 Pennsylvania
$39,680
$24,080 2,140
26 New Hampshire
$39,040
$32,740 240
27 Louisiana
$38,770
$25,790 590
28 Kansas
$38,480
$26,120 610
29 Rhode Island
$37,840
$28,510 200
30 New Mexico
$37,820
$28,230 210
31 Missouri
$36,750
$25,820 1,040
32 Maine
$36,600
$25,640 340
33 Arizona
$36,480
$22,310 1,490
34 Texas
$36,170
$26,250 5,010
35 Kentucky
$36,050
$22,450 1,240
36 Iowa
$35,890
$27,260 540
37 Maryland
$35,190
$26,570 990
38 Oklahoma
$34,870
$26,990 1,160
39 Vermont
$34,760
$26,800 100
40 Tennessee
$34,700
$26,300 2,220
41 Arkansas
$33,150
$23,050 1,080
42 Virginia
$32,730
$25,800 1,730
43 South Dakota
$32,570
$26,950 150
44 West Virginia
$32,570
$19,540 360
45 Alabama
$32,360
$22,830 1,200
46 North Carolina
$32,220
$24,620 1,480
47 South Carolina
$31,410
$23,050 670
48 Florida
$31,400
$22,820 2,860
49 Mississippi
$31,230
$22,400 910
50 Georgia
$30,900
$25,020 1,130
51 Nebraska
$29,700
$25,340 730
52 Puerto Rico
$19,780
$16,530 220
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