Salary for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

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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

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Paving, surfacing and Tamping Equipment operators control all of the paving and surfacing equipment on construction sites. The work is very physically demanding and strenuous as the tools can cause injury and workers usually do their job outside in often adverse weather conditions. There are also a good number of paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators who have irregular working hours. To become a paving, surfacing or tamping equipment operator, one must complete his or her high school diploma or GED. Employers will often train new hires on the job, but some choose to learn their trade at a vocational school or attend another formal apprenticeship program.

A Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operator earns salaries somewhere between $29,030 and $72,860 depending on seniority levels. usually receive a salary of fourty-six thousand four hundred dollars per year.

can get the best pay in New York, where they receive a compensation of near $69,560. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can earn job pay of $72,950.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.29 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$72,950
Utilities
$69,530
Wholesale Trade
$58,250
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$49,130
Public Administration
$47,230
Construction
$46,150

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,630
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$41,590
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,600
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$44,620
Manufacturing
$45,160
Construction
$46,150