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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,230
25th Percentile Wage
$33,990
50th Percentile Wage
$36,810
75th Percentile Wage
$39,620
90th Percentile Wage
$41,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $41,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,230.

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
$36,810
11.52% 30.73%
2016
$32,570
-2.21% -
2015
$33,290
27.64% -
2014
$24,090
-49.85% -
2013
$36,100
29.36% -
2012
$25,500
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in state of West Virginia ranges from $30,120 to $54,600. The highest paying area for paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in West Virginia is Hagerstown-Martinsburg with a median annual salary of $54,600. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Wheeling (mean annual salary $53,540). The lowest paying area is Winchester with a median annual salary of $30,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$54,600
Wheeling
$53,540
Huntington-Ashland
$37,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$34,710
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$30,380
Winchester
$30,120




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