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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,150
25th Percentile Wage
$35,640
50th Percentile Wage
$44,520
75th Percentile Wage
$54,260
90th Percentile Wage
$61,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,150.

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
$44,520
-2.76% 20.78%
2016
$45,750
5.11% -
2015
$43,410
6.86% -
2014
$40,430
3.66% -
2013
$38,950
9.45% -
2012
$35,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Utah ranges from $41,700 to $51,780. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Utah is Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,780. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Salt Lake City (mean annual salary $46,490). The lowest paying area is Provo-Orem with a median annual salary of $41,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$51,780
Salt Lake City
$46,490
Ogden-Clearfield
$43,660
Provo-Orem
$41,700




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