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
$26,780
25th Percentile Wage
$31,990
50th Percentile Wage
$39,250
75th Percentile Wage
$51,230
90th Percentile Wage
$70,280

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 $70,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $26,780.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,250
-0.18% 7.24%
2016
$39,320
0.74% -
2015
$39,030
0.72% -
2014
$38,750
2.09% -
2013
$37,940
4.03% -
2012
$36,410
- -

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 18 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 plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry with an annual salary $59,570. The lowest paying industry is the building finishing contractors industry (annual salary $30,150). For detailed paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,570
Building Equipment Contractors
$58,650
Utility System Construction
$44,530
Masonry Contractors
$42,140
Residential Building Construction
$41,780
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$41,510
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$41,030
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,550
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$40,330
Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,370
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,340
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,160
Land Subdivision
$39,120
Construction of Buildings
$38,950
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$38,950
Nonresidential Building Construction
$38,580
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$34,450
Building Finishing Contractors
$30,150

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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