Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,950
25th Percentile Wage
$29,040
50th Percentile Wage
$34,400
75th Percentile Wage
$39,970
90th Percentile Wage
$49,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,950.

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
$34,400
6.34% 15.38%
2016
$32,220
-2.89% -
2015
$33,150
6.70% -
2014
$30,930
1.94% -
2013
$30,330
4.02% -
2012
$29,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of North Carolina ranges from $27,020 to $44,470. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $44,470. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $36,420). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$44,470
Greensboro-High Point
$36,420
Asheville
$35,780
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,400
Raleigh-Cary
$35,190
Jacksonville
$35,050
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,940
Winston-Salem
$31,840
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,130
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$29,780
Wilmington
$28,730
Fayetteville
$28,480
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,020




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