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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Indiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,760
25th Percentile Wage
$33,560
50th Percentile Wage
$41,490
75th Percentile Wage
$58,230
90th Percentile Wage
$86,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,490
-7.50% 19.14%
2016
$44,600
0.90% -
2015
$44,200
15.50% -
2014
$37,350
3.48% -
2013
$36,050
6.93% -
2012
$33,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Indiana ranges from $31,630 to $45,150. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Indiana is Fort Wayne with a median annual salary of $45,150. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $39,200). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $31,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Wayne
$45,150
Indianapolis-Carmel
$39,200
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$39,060
Gary
$37,630
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$35,320
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$33,560
Terre Haute
$31,630




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