An Asphalt Paving Machine Operator earns an average wage of $17.97 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

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

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$12.82 - $30.70
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$27,797 - $77,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $38.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$27,797 - $77,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Asphalt Paving Machine Operator

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Asphalt Paving Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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