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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,680
25th Percentile Wage
$36,260
50th Percentile Wage
$44,820
75th Percentile Wage
$62,920
90th Percentile Wage
$74,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.23
25th Percentile Wage
$17.43
50th Percentile Wage
$21.55
75th Percentile Wage
$30.25
90th Percentile Wage
$36.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.01. The median hourly salary is $21.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.23.

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
201644,8209.39%12.29%
201540,610-8.13%-
201443,9102.89%-
201342,6407.81%-
201239,310--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Ohio ranges from $36,800 to $61,880. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Ohio is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,880. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $57,550). The lowest paying area is Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$61,880
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$57,550
Akron
$51,750
Toledo
$46,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$43,440
Cincinnati-Middletown
$43,410
Columbus
$42,270
Canton-Massillon
$41,850
Dayton
$41,200
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$37,750
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$36,800


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