Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,170
25th Percentile Wage
$32,140
50th Percentile Wage
$36,990
75th Percentile Wage
$43,820
90th Percentile Wage
$56,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $56,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $27,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,990
-5.38% -39.69%
2016
$38,980
-2.87% -
2015
$40,100
-33.62% -
2014
$53,580
3.62% -
2013
$51,640
-0.06% -
2012
$51,670
- -

Compare Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in four industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator occupations is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry with an annual salary $38,050. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $35,810). For detailed paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$38,050
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$36,830
Support Activities for Mining
$35,810
Support Activities for Mining
$35,810

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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