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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,490
25th Percentile Wage
$40,770
50th Percentile Wage
$51,740
75th Percentile Wage
$70,170
90th Percentile Wage
$81,400

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 $81,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.70
25th Percentile Wage
$19.60
50th Percentile Wage
$24.88
75th Percentile Wage
$33.72
90th Percentile Wage
$39.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.14. The median hourly salary is $24.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.70.

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
201651,740-7.90%-0.66%
201555,8303.99%-
201453,6007.52%-
201349,570-5.06%-
201252,080--

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 $44,530 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 Trenton-Ewing (mean annual salary $50,630). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $44,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Edison-New Brunswick
$58,330
Trenton-Ewing
$50,630
Camden
$46,670
Wilmington
$44,530


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