Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
51,830 2.5 % $18.28 $38,020 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.22 $13.26 $16.42 $21.52 $28.91
Annual Wage (2) $23,330 $27,590 $34,150 $44,750 $60,120


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 15,320 5.03 $18.88 $39,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 15,110 2.82 $18.01 $37,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,070 0.25 $17.91 $37,250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,470 0.21 $17.40 $36,190
State Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.05 $15.83 $32,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 15,320 5.03 $18.88 $39,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 15,110 2.82 $18.01 $37,470
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 920 0.82 $18.04 $37,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,070 0.25 $17.91 $37,250
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,470 0.21 $17.40 $36,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $29.83 $62,040
Utility System Construction 780 0.20 $22.36 $46,510
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 170 0.18 $21.42 $44,550
Rail Transportation 150 0.07 $21.13 $43,960
Residential Building Construction 130 0.02 $19.99 $41,570


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,040 0.60 1.47 $14.00 $29,120
California 4,160 0.30 0.73 $25.38 $52,780
Pennsylvania 2,400 0.44 1.07 $20.51 $42,660
Florida 2,360 0.33 0.81 $15.00 $31,210
Oklahoma 1,970 1.33 3.25 $14.37 $29,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,970 1.33 3.25 $14.37 $29,880
Mississippi 910 0.85 2.09 $13.39 $27,850
Wyoming 220 0.83 2.03 $20.93 $43,520
Kansas 1,060 0.81 1.99 $14.66 $30,490
Vermont 220 0.78 1.90 $14.60 $30,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,480 0.18 0.43 $29.48 $61,330
Hawaii 210 0.36 0.89 $28.48 $59,230
Nevada 350 0.32 0.78 $25.65 $53,350
California 4,160 0.30 0.73 $25.38 $52,780
District of Columbia 130 0.20 0.48 $25.34 $52,710

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.66 1.61 $14.33 $29,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.21 0.52 $33.18 $69,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 910 0.74 1.81 $27.21 $56,590
Baltimore-Towson, MD 870 0.71 1.73 $17.20 $35,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 840 0.47 1.14 $23.25 $48,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 810 0.37 0.90 $14.44 $30,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 770 0.34 0.82 $19.19 $39,910
Oklahoma City, OK 670 1.22 2.99 $15.72 $32,690
Pittsburgh, PA 630 0.58 1.43 $18.85 $39,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.30 0.73 $21.75 $45,240




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Manhattan, KS 160 2.74 6.71 $13.31 $27,680
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.49 6.10 $16.90 $35,140
Waco, TX 230 2.31 5.67 $12.05 $25,060
Grand Junction, CO 120 2.03 4.97 $19.52 $40,600
Sumter, SC 60 1.73 4.24 $14.83 $30,840
Bowling Green, KY 90 1.55 3.81 $15.77 $32,810
Greeley, CO 110 1.51 3.70 $20.64 $42,940
Jackson, MI 70 1.45 3.55 $17.30 $35,980
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 140 1.43 3.52 $18.68 $38,840
Fort Smith, AR-OK 150 1.33 3.26 $15.39 $32,000




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $39.16 $81,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.21 0.52 $33.18 $69,020
Fresno, CA 70 0.24 0.58 $31.53 $65,580
Honolulu, HI 150 0.35 0.86 $31.21 $64,910
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 60 0.37 0.91 $29.39 $61,130
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 110 0.38 0.94 $29.38 $61,110
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 0.34 $28.95 $60,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 140 0.35 0.85 $28.40 $59,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.22 $28.04 $58,330
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 0.20 $27.41 $57,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 480 1.28 3.14 $13.94 $28,980
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.22 2.99 $16.35 $34,020
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 330 2.07 5.07 $13.09 $27,230
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 250 1.21 2.96 $13.81 $28,720
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.82 4.47 $13.89 $28,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 2.53 6.20 $13.16 $27,370
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 5.35 $15.73 $32,720
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 2.15 5.27 $13.88 $28,880
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 330 2.07 5.07 $13.09 $27,230
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.85 4.54 $18.83 $39,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.14 $27.90 $58,020
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.96 2.36 $23.98 $49,870
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 0.91 $23.84 $49,580
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.46 3.57 $23.31 $48,480
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.64 1.56 $23.17 $48,190


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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