2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Paving Equipment Operators operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways or for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Paving, Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,030 to $34,580 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Paving, Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$35||$72,860|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$26||$53,820|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$20||$41,540|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$17||$34,580|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$29,030|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Paving, Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Paving Equipment Operators are in the states of NY, IL, MA, CA and OR.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Rental and Leasing Services||$73400||$35.29|
|Natural Gas Distribution||$69530||$33.43|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||$49800||$23.94|
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction||$46820||$22.51|
|Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing||$46600||$22.40|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||$46070||$22.15|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||$46030||$22.13|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$45980||$22.11|
|Utility System Construction||$45770||$22.00|
|Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying||$45590||$21.92|
|Support Activities for Mining||$43890||$21.10|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||$43820||$21.07|
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||$42770||$20.56|
|Residential Building Construction||$42380||$20.37|
|Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing||$41540||$19.97|
|Building Finishing Contractors||$38300||$18.41|
|Support Activities for Road Transportation||$36420||$17.51|