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 among North Dakota 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 North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,770
25th Percentile Wage
$38,370
50th Percentile Wage
$49,450
75th Percentile Wage
$58,540
90th Percentile Wage
$63,490

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 $63,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.27
25th Percentile Wage
$18.45
50th Percentile Wage
$23.77
75th Percentile Wage
$28.14
90th Percentile Wage
$30.52

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.52. The median hourly salary is $23.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.27.

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
201649,450-4.57%13.71%
201551,7102.40%-
201450,47012.98%-
201343,9202.85%-
201242,670--

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 $41,330 to $56,330. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in North Dakota is West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,330. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Bismarck (mean annual salary $49,640). The lowest paying area is Fargo with a median annual salary of $41,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$56,330
Bismarck
$49,640
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$46,120
Fargo
$41,330


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