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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,440
25th Percentile Wage
$31,950
50th Percentile Wage
$36,880
75th Percentile Wage
$43,600
90th Percentile Wage
$50,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,440.

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
$36,880
1.93% 21.20%
2016
$36,170
4.64% -
2015
$34,490
5.42% -
2014
$32,620
9.17% -
2013
$29,630
1.92% -
2012
$29,060
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Texas ranges from $24,180 to $44,620. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,620. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $38,770). The lowest paying area is Brownsville-Harlingen with a median annual salary of $24,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,620
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,770
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$38,490
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,460
Longview
$38,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$37,910
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$37,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$37,710
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,660
Fort Worth-Arlington
$36,880
San Angelo
$36,710
Odessa
$36,610
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,200
Waco
$35,490
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$35,300
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,270
Lubbock
$34,950
Victoria
$34,800
Amarillo
$34,650
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,440
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$33,790
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$33,610
Wichita Falls
$33,570
Tyler
$33,210
El Paso
$32,800
Corpus Christi
$32,090
Sherman-Denison
$29,630
Texarkana-Texarkana
$27,890
College Station-Bryan
$24,820
Brownsville-Harlingen
$24,180




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