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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators amongst Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,140
25th Percentile Wage
$40,330
50th Percentile Wage
$45,450
75th Percentile Wage
$50,700
90th Percentile Wage
$59,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,140.

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
$45,450
-0.24% 15.67%
2016
$45,560
5.88% -
2015
$42,880
4.90% -
2014
$40,780
7.95% -
2013
$37,540
-2.10% -
2012
$38,330
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Michigan ranges from $35,820 to $64,950. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Michigan is South Bend-Mishawaka with a median annual salary of $64,950. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $59,040). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Bend-Mishawaka
$64,950
Ann Arbor
$59,040
Lansing-East Lansing
$47,390
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$47,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$47,020
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$43,110
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$42,000
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$39,900
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$39,090
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$35,820




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