Career Outlook for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Also known as:  Asphalt Paver, Asphalt Paving Machine Operator, Asphalt Roller Operator, Asphalt Tamping Machine Operator, Blacktop-Paver Operator, Paver Operator, Road Grader, Screed Operator
The overall job outlook for Paving, Surfacing, or Tamping Equipment Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 16.21 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.7 percent per year. Demand for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 15,370 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.71 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators in the following states
Texas 6,040
California 4,160
Pennsylvania 2,400
Florida 2,360
Oklahoma 1,970
Virginia 1,710
Georgia 1,660
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
District of Columbia 130
Alaska 130
New Hampshire 160
North Dakota 160
Montana 190
Delaware 210
Rhode Island 210
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