Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,530
25th Percentile Wage
$31,530
50th Percentile Wage
$37,990
75th Percentile Wage
$47,160
90th Percentile Wage
$61,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $61,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $26,530.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,9904.82%9.77%
201536,160-6.72%-
201438,5903.63%-
201337,1907.82%-
201234,280--

Compare Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $46,660. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $37,390). For detailed paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,660
State government, including schools and hospitals
$46,660
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$38,000
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$37,990
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,390

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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