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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,980
25th Percentile Wage
$31,540
50th Percentile Wage
$39,320
75th Percentile Wage
$52,630
90th Percentile Wage
$71,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of construction. 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 $71,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $25,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,3200.74%7.40%
201539,0300.72%-
201438,7502.09%-
201337,9404.03%-
201236,410--

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

The average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in 17 industries in the construction 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 land subdivision industry with an annual salary $60,890. The lowest paying industry is the building finishing contractors industry (annual salary $29,620). For detailed paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$60,890
Building Equipment Contractors
$57,400
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$46,200
Utility System Construction
$45,230
Masonry Contractors
$44,790
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$44,740
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$40,060
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,950
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$39,790
Residential Building Construction
$39,010
Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,670
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$38,560
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,520
Construction of Buildings
$36,760
Nonresidential Building Construction
$36,380
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$34,450
Building Finishing Contractors
$29,620

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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