Operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways or for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 45,000 people employed as paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators in the United States. The median annual salary is $46,960. Entry level employees earn approximately $30,220 per year and senior employees earn approximately $77,820 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.