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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,900
25th Percentile Wage
$36,380
50th Percentile Wage
$43,240
75th Percentile Wage
$49,300
90th Percentile Wage
$55,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,900.

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
$43,240
-4.19% 2.98%
2016
$45,050
-8.83% -
2015
$49,030
5.63% -
2014
$46,270
6.35% -
2013
$43,330
3.18% -
2012
$41,950
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $37,000 to $89,440. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $89,440. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $58,150). The lowest paying area is Madison with a median annual salary of $37,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$89,440
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$58,150
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,860
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,650
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$45,080
Eau Claire
$44,540
Duluth
$44,480
Green Bay
$44,310
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$43,420
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,200
Madison
$37,000




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