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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,970
25th Percentile Wage
$32,240
50th Percentile Wage
$37,740
75th Percentile Wage
$48,650
90th Percentile Wage
$68,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,970.

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
$37,740
-2.73% 14.15%
2016
$38,770
13.67% -
2015
$33,470
8.07% -
2014
$30,770
1.27% -
2013
$30,380
-6.65% -
2012
$32,400
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Louisiana ranges from $27,770 to $59,930. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Louisiana is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $59,930. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $37,140). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $27,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Charles
$59,930
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$37,140
Shreveport-Bossier City
$37,010
Alexandria
$35,040
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$34,560
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$33,420
Lafayette
$32,060
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$28,970
Baton Rouge
$28,040
Monroe
$27,770




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