Information About Paving, Surfacing, And Tamping Equipment Operators

Training Requirements for Paving, Surfacing, And Tamping Equipment Operators

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators
Training for Paving, Surfacing, And Tamping Equipment Operators
Percent
Less than High School 30.6
High School 55.5
Some College 11.2
Associates Degree 2.1
Bachelors Degree 0.6
Masters Degree 0.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment outlook for Paving, Surfacing, And Tamping Equipment Operators

Represents about 57,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 19,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators make $21.06 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators $12.57 $15.18 $18.74 $24.57 $33.79
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
Construction equipment operators $13.96 $16.91 $21.65 $29.14 $38.32
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators make $43,800 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators $26,150 $31,560 $38,970 $51,100 $70,270
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
Construction equipment operators $29,030 $35,170 $45,040 $60,610 $79,700
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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