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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,820
25th Percentile Wage
$31,770
50th Percentile Wage
$36,750
75th Percentile Wage
$47,220
90th Percentile Wage
$67,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.41
25th Percentile Wage
$15.27
50th Percentile Wage
$17.67
75th Percentile Wage
$22.70
90th Percentile Wage
$32.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.65. The median hourly salary is $17.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.41.

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
201636,7501.44%-1.61%
201536,220-3.01%-
201437,310-4.80%-
201339,1004.50%-
201237,340--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Missouri ranges from $29,760 to $49,930. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Missouri is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $49,930. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $44,900). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jefferson City
$49,930
Kansas City
$44,900
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$42,830
St Louis
$37,560
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$34,430
St Joseph
$33,220
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$30,910
Joplin
$29,810
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$29,760



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