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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,030
25th Percentile Wage
$34,650
50th Percentile Wage
$45,400
75th Percentile Wage
$55,560
90th Percentile Wage
$62,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,030.

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
$45,400
1.67% 4.58%
2016
$44,640
5.80% -
2015
$42,050
-2.50% -
2014
$43,100
1.09% -
2013
$42,630
-1.62% -
2012
$43,320
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Montana ranges from $39,260 to $50,810. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,810. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $43,260). The lowest paying area is Missoula with a median annual salary of $39,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$50,810
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$43,260
Billings
$43,050
Missoula
$39,260




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