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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,940
25th Percentile Wage
$27,910
50th Percentile Wage
$31,170
75th Percentile Wage
$38,260
90th Percentile Wage
$48,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,940.

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
$31,170
4.72% 5.77%
2016
$29,700
-5.52% -
2015
$31,340
3.57% -
2014
$30,220
1.65% -
2013
$29,720
1.18% -
2012
$29,370
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Nebraska ranges from $28,160 to $36,850. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Nebraska is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $36,850. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $31,780). The lowest paying area is Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lincoln
$36,850
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$31,780
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$31,480
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$31,020
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$30,110
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$28,160




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