Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,440
25th Percentile Wage
$32,650
50th Percentile Wage
$40,250
75th Percentile Wage
$55,240
90th Percentile Wage
$69,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $69,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $27,440.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,250
-21.27% 12.27%
2016
$48,810
19.83% -
2015
$39,130
2.04% -
2014
$38,330
7.28% -
2013
$35,540
0.65% -
2012
$35,310
- -

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

The average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in seven industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 specialized freight trucking industry with an annual salary $41,990. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $29,070). For detailed paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialized Freight Trucking
$41,990
Truck Transportation
$39,600
Rail Transportation
$38,510
Rail Transportation
$38,510
Support Activities for Transportation
$36,240
General Freight Trucking
$35,710
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$29,070

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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