Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
55,720 2.4 % $20.06 $41,720 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.79 $14.20 $18.16 $23.93 $32.08
Annual Wage (2) $24,530 $29,530 $37,780 $49,770 $66,730


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 19,310 6.46 $20.98 $43,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 13,750 2.48 $19.23 $40,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,450 0.23 $18.54 $38,570
State Government (OES Designation) 3,480 0.16 $20.22 $42,050
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,690 0.24 $24.51 $50,990

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 19,310 6.46 $20.98 $43,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 13,750 2.48 $19.23 $40,000
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,200 1.08 $22.49 $46,770
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 830 0.81 $19.09 $39,700
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 360 0.40 $24.36 $50,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 1,690 0.24 $24.51 $50,990
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 360 0.40 $24.36 $50,660
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $24.25 $50,440
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,200 1.08 $22.49 $46,770
Utility System Construction 1,320 0.30 $22.20 $46,180


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)
California 6,620 0.45 1.07 $24.92 $51,830
Texas 3,910 0.36 0.85 $14.47 $30,090
New York 2,820 0.33 0.78 $27.42 $57,040
Pennsylvania 2,240 0.40 0.95 $23.18 $48,220
North Carolina 2,020 0.51 1.22 $15.24 $31,700




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 1,940 1.25 2.96 $15.50 $32,240
Kansas 1,550 1.16 2.76 $17.23 $35,830
Arkansas 1,020 0.88 2.10 $14.43 $30,010
Wyoming 240 0.85 2.03 $19.84 $41,270
Mississippi 920 0.85 2.01 $14.79 $30,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 500 0.83 1.98 $28.29 $58,840
Illinois 1,680 0.29 0.70 $28.28 $58,820
Nevada 750 0.65 1.56 $27.84 $57,910
New York 2,820 0.33 0.78 $27.42 $57,040
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.39 $27.26 $56,700





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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,350 1.05 2.50 $24.01 $49,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.25 0.60 $30.58 $63,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.46 1.10 $19.68 $40,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.55 1.30 $21.33 $44,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.26 0.61 $30.68 $63,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 860 0.31 0.74 $14.27 $29,670
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 800 0.91 2.18 $16.06 $33,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 790 0.34 0.82 $17.00 $35,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 760 0.63 1.51 $31.28 $65,070
Oklahoma City, OK 690 1.15 2.74 $15.26 $31,750




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)
Casper, WY 140 3.22 7.66 $19.68 $40,930
Greeley, CO 200 2.33 5.55 $18.01 $37,460
Redding, CA 130 2.24 5.34 $22.90 $47,640
Pueblo, CO 120 2.08 4.95 $15.56 $32,370
St. Joseph, MO-KS 80 1.60 3.80 (8) (8)
Monroe, LA 120 1.59 3.79 $16.01 $33,300
Morristown, TN 70 1.51 3.59 $12.92 $26,880
Johnson City, TN 110 1.45 3.44 $13.65 $28,390
Farmington, NM 70 1.37 3.25 $21.17 $44,030
Tulsa, OK 560 1.32 3.15 $17.13 $35,630