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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .