Asphalt Paving Machine Operator Salary
The average rate for an Asphalt Paving Machine Operator is $18.25 per hour.
|Total Pay (||$28,220 - $73,075|
|Hourly Rate||$13.07 - $30.52|
|Overtime||$17.88 - $40.10|
|Total Pay (||$28,220 - $73,075|
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.Read More...
An operator is expected to provide regular inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repairs on the machine as is necessary. Pre-shift and post-shift walk-around inspections should be carried out daily. Appropriate paperwork, records, and documentation should be kept by all operators. Additionally, applicants should have a thorough understanding of the paving and road construction industry, its policies and procedures, and applicable national and local regulations. Proper safety gear and adherence to all safety standards is mandatory.
The position typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Some employers require a valid CDL B with appropriate endorsements. The ability to lift fifty to seventy-five pounds unassisted, climb on and off safely, and sit in the same position for an extended period of time is required. Asphalt paving machine operator positions can be seasonal or full-time. Crews often work around the clock, with shifts lasting up to twelve hours. Non-traditional hours including overtime, weekends, and nights are probable. The work is often strenuous and dirty, and it can be dangerous. Extreme weather conditions are also possible. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
Asphalt Paving Machine Operator Job Listings
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.