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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,080
25th Percentile Wage
$31,000
50th Percentile Wage
$39,680
75th Percentile Wage
$51,180
90th Percentile Wage
$63,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.58
25th Percentile Wage
$14.91
50th Percentile Wage
$19.07
75th Percentile Wage
$24.61
90th Percentile Wage
$30.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.58. The median hourly salary is $19.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.58.

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
201639,680-13.48%-4.81%
201545,030-3.40%-
201446,560-2.04%-
201347,51012.46%-
201241,590--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $24,240 to $70,410. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $70,410. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $53,170). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $24,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$70,410
Newark-Union
$53,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$47,600
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,930
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$42,630
Reading
$41,970
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$41,860
Lancaster
$41,410
Pittsburgh
$38,050
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$36,170
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$32,040
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$25,120
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$24,240


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