The salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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|50th Percentile Wage|| |
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|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is $70,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,150. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $64,390. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $30,160).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,780 to $79,160. The highest paying state for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $79,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,780. For more salary information of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
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|District of Columbia|| |
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|North Dakota|| |
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|Puerto Rico|| |