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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Tennessee 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,050
25th Percentile Wage
$30,160
50th Percentile Wage
$35,540
75th Percentile Wage
$40,070
90th Percentile Wage
$46,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,050.

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
$35,540
2.36% 11.51%
2016
$34,700
4.96% -
2015
$32,980
3.37% -
2014
$31,870
1.29% -
2013
$31,460
0.03% -
2012
$31,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Tennessee ranges from $19,260 to $42,470. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $42,470. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $38,540). The lowest paying area is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $19,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$42,470
Jackson
$38,540
Chattanooga
$35,450
Memphis
$35,400
Knoxville
$34,910
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$34,890
Cleveland
$34,750
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$33,060
Johnson City
$32,880
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$30,670
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$29,500
Morristown
$28,700
Clarksville
$19,260




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