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

The average annual and hourly salaries for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators among Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,170
25th Percentile Wage
$36,890
50th Percentile Wage
$49,240
75th Percentile Wage
$69,300
90th Percentile Wage
$81,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.03
25th Percentile Wage
$17.73
50th Percentile Wage
$23.67
75th Percentile Wage
$33.32
90th Percentile Wage
$39.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.11. The median hourly salary is $23.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.03.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,240-5.58%4.37%
201551,990-0.13%-
201452,060-5.59%-
201354,97014.34%-
201247,090--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Washington ranges from $41,510 to $67,350. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $67,350. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $66,760). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $41,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$67,350
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$66,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$57,820
Spokane
$41,510


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