Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,050
25th Percentile Wage
$26,630
50th Percentile Wage
$31,410
75th Percentile Wage
$36,730
90th Percentile Wage
$39,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.08
25th Percentile Wage
$12.80
50th Percentile Wage
$15.10
75th Percentile Wage
$17.66
90th Percentile Wage
$19.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.18. The median hourly salary is $15.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.08.

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
201631,4102.29%7.80%
201530,6905.28%-
201429,0703.37%-
201328,090-3.10%-
201228,960--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of South Carolina ranges from $22,670 to $33,400. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $33,400. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $31,580). The lowest paying area is Florence with a median annual salary of $22,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$33,400
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$31,580
Augusta-Richmond County
$30,240
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$30,220
Columbia
$29,570
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$28,890
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$24,410
Florence
$22,670



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