Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in Rhode Island

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,510
25th Percentile Wage
$32,840
50th Percentile Wage
$37,840
75th Percentile Wage
$46,890
90th Percentile Wage
$60,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.71
25th Percentile Wage
$15.79
50th Percentile Wage
$18.19
75th Percentile Wage
$22.54
90th Percentile Wage
$29.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.19. The median hourly salary is $18.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.71.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201637,8403.14%-13.40%
201536,6506.58%-
201434,240-25.32%-
201242,910--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Rhode Island ranges from $38,610 to $44,810. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Rhode Island is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $44,810. The lowest paying area is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $38,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Norwich-New London
$44,810
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$38,610


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