Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in Idaho

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Idaho are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Idaho metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Idaho

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,960
25th Percentile Wage
$36,600
50th Percentile Wage
$43,380
75th Percentile Wage
$49,500
90th Percentile Wage
$57,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.36
25th Percentile Wage
$17.60
50th Percentile Wage
$20.86
75th Percentile Wage
$23.80
90th Percentile Wage
$27.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.57. The median hourly salary is $20.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,3803.85%16.41%
201541,7103.84%-
201440,1104.36%-
201338,3605.47%-
201236,260--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Idaho Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Idaho ranges from $34,850 to $44,770. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Idaho is Pocatello with a median annual salary of $44,770. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Boise City-Nampa (mean annual salary $44,070). The lowest paying area is East Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pocatello
$44,770
Boise City-Nampa
$44,070
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$43,340
Coeur dAlene
$39,530
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$36,920
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$34,850


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