Asphalt Paving Machine Operator Salary

The average rate for an Asphalt Paving Machine Operator is $18.25 per hour.

$45,000 - $65,000
$59K
MEDIAN: $58,958
50%

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$12.71 - $30.56
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$58,958  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,632 - $72,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $40.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,632 - $72,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Asphalt Paving Machine Operator

An asphalt paving machine operator is primarily responsible for the operation and minor maintenance of an asphalt paving machine. Operators are expected to have a working understanding of two types of these machines, rubber-tired and track. While operating either machine, operators should be able to manipulate the clutch, levers, controls, gauges, and attachments necessary to apply asphalt onto the required surface. The operator should be capable of running the machine, either manually or with electronic controls.

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Asphalt Paving Machine Operator Tasks

  • Operate equipment to deliver, smooth, and tamp gravel and dirt, and cover with asphalt.
  • Fill, set up, clean, and dump supplies, refuse, and equipment.
  • Set up materials and forms, shoveling, taping and spray-painting to indicate tasks.
  • Drive and operate equipment safely, inspecting pre- and post-usage.

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Pay by Experience Level for Asphalt Paving Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for an Asphalt Paving Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Asphalt Paving Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Asphalt Paving Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Asphalt Paving Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 23 salaries. An Asphalt Paving Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Asphalt Paving Machine Operator

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Asphalt Paving Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 68%
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