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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Mississippi 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,400
25th Percentile Wage
$26,260
50th Percentile Wage
$31,230
75th Percentile Wage
$37,530
90th Percentile Wage
$44,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $44,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.77
25th Percentile Wage
$12.63
50th Percentile Wage
$15.01
75th Percentile Wage
$18.04
90th Percentile Wage
$21.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.44. The median hourly salary is $15.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.77.

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
201631,230-3.23%10.15%
201532,2408.59%-
201429,4702.10%-
201328,8502.74%-
201228,060--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Mississippi ranges from $23,770 to $36,070. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Mississippi is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,070. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $32,090). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $23,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$36,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$32,090
Gulfport-Biloxi
$31,190
Pascagoula
$30,070
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$27,900
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$27,740
Jackson
$23,770



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