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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,110
25th Percentile Wage
$39,880
50th Percentile Wage
$50,160
75th Percentile Wage
$57,270
90th Percentile Wage
$61,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,110.

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
$50,160
1.42% 14.93%
2016
$49,450
-4.57% -
2015
$51,710
2.40% -
2014
$50,470
12.98% -
2013
$43,920
2.85% -
2012
$42,670
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of North Dakota ranges from $41,960 to $54,580. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in North Dakota is Fargo with a median annual salary of $54,580. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Bismarck (mean annual salary $51,900). The lowest paying area is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fargo
$54,580
Bismarck
$51,900
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$48,060
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$41,960




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