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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,190
25th Percentile Wage
$33,910
50th Percentile Wage
$40,070
75th Percentile Wage
$46,970
90th Percentile Wage
$51,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,190.

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
$40,070
5.62% 14.40%
2016
$37,820
-4.81% -
2015
$39,640
22.81% -
2014
$30,600
-6.21% -
2013
$32,500
-5.54% -
2012
$34,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of New Mexico ranges from $31,430 to $43,840. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New Mexico is Farmington with a median annual salary of $43,840. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $41,250). The lowest paying area is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Farmington
$43,840
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$41,250
Albuquerque
$41,120
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$33,910
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$31,430




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