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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,930
25th Percentile Wage
$35,130
50th Percentile Wage
$42,370
75th Percentile Wage
$51,540
90th Percentile Wage
$62,010

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 $62,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,930.

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
$42,370
6.35% 1.84%
2016
$39,680
-13.48% -
2015
$45,030
-3.40% -
2014
$46,560
-2.04% -
2013
$47,510
12.46% -
2012
$41,590
- -

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 $35,190 to $65,550. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $65,550. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre (mean annual salary $56,040). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$65,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$56,040
Reading
$47,580
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$46,460
York-Hanover
$45,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,930
Newark-Union
$43,550
Lancaster
$43,300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$40,470
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,930
Pittsburgh
$38,390
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$37,950
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$36,920
State College
$35,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,190




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