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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,300
25th Percentile Wage
$42,380
50th Percentile Wage
$65,570
75th Percentile Wage
$95,770
90th Percentile Wage
$111,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $111,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.57
25th Percentile Wage
$20.37
50th Percentile Wage
$31.52
75th Percentile Wage
$46.04
90th Percentile Wage
$53.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.81. The median hourly salary is $31.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.57.

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
201665,57012.08%6.56%
201557,65011.08%-
201451,260-10.52%-
201356,650-8.16%-
201261,270--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of New York ranges from $23,840 to $83,240. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in New York is Central New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $83,240. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $69,620). The lowest paying area is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$83,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$69,620
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$62,220
Nassau-Suffolk
$56,460
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$54,960
Utica-Rome
$47,550
Rochester
$46,720
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$45,970
Syracuse
$37,790
Kingston
$33,470
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$33,380
Binghamton
$33,130
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$23,840



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