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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,170
50th Percentile Wage
$32,540
75th Percentile Wage
$37,950
90th Percentile Wage
$44,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $44,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,740.

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
$32,540
-0.58% -1.57%
2016
$32,730
-0.92% -
2015
$33,030
3.84% -
2014
$31,760
-3.43% -
2013
$32,850
-0.61% -
2012
$33,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Virginia ranges from $30,240 to $38,030. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Virginia is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $38,030. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford (mean annual salary $36,100). The lowest paying area is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$38,030
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$36,100
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$33,720
Richmond
$32,650
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$32,560
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,540
Roanoke
$31,770
Lynchburg
$31,600
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$30,240




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