Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,250
25th Percentile Wage
$39,690
50th Percentile Wage
$46,450
75th Percentile Wage
$56,650
90th Percentile Wage
$75,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,250.

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
$46,450
-11.39% -12.12%
2016
$51,740
-7.90% -
2015
$55,830
3.99% -
2014
$53,600
7.52% -
2013
$49,570
-5.06% -
2012
$52,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of New Jersey ranges from $45,470 to $58,330. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New Jersey is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $58,330. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton (mean annual salary $54,270). The lowest paying area is Ocean City with a median annual salary of $45,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Edison-New Brunswick
$58,330
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$54,270
Trenton-Ewing
$50,630
Camden
$46,460
Wilmington
$46,450
Ocean City
$45,470




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