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 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,280
25th Percentile Wage
$34,520
50th Percentile Wage
$43,400
75th Percentile Wage
$69,210
90th Percentile Wage
$79,210

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 $79,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,280.

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
$43,400
15.32% 13.96%
2016
$36,750
1.44% -
2015
$36,220
-3.01% -
2014
$37,310
-4.80% -
2013
$39,100
4.50% -
2012
$37,340
- -

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 $56,800. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $56,800. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Jefferson City (mean annual salary $49,930). The lowest paying area is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$56,800
Jefferson City
$49,930
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$46,240
St Louis
$45,900
St Joseph
$33,220
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$32,270
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$31,290
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$30,620
Joplin
$29,810
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$29,760




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