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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,950
25th Percentile Wage
$30,990
50th Percentile Wage
$34,990
75th Percentile Wage
$38,670
90th Percentile Wage
$43,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $43,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,950.

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
$34,990
0.34% 14.69%
2016
$34,870
-1.29% -
2015
$35,320
-0.85% -
2014
$35,620
13.50% -
2013
$30,810
3.12% -
2012
$29,850
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Oklahoma ranges from $26,230 to $36,870. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Oklahoma is Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,870. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $36,210). The lowest paying area is Fort Smith with a median annual salary of $26,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$36,870
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$36,210
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$35,730
Oklahoma City
$34,780
Tulsa
$33,750
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$32,600
Fort Smith
$26,230




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