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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,410
25th Percentile Wage
$32,160
50th Percentile Wage
$39,930
75th Percentile Wage
$59,400
90th Percentile Wage
$80,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $80,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $27,410.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,930-0.05%9.67%
201539,9507.93%-
201436,780-16.34%-
201342,79015.70%-
201236,070--

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

The average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in four industries in the manufacturing 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 petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry with an annual salary $42,090. The lowest paying industry is the cement and concrete product manufacturing industry (annual salary $35,460). For detailed paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$42,090
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$42,090
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$35,460
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$35,460

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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