The average hourly pay for an Asphalt Paving Machine Operator is $19.50.
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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 e…Read more
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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Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Mathematica, Apache Roller and Machine Operation.
Pay by Experience Level for Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
An early career Asphalt Paving Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.20 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Asphalt Paving Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.83 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Asphalt Paving Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.43 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
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Employees with Asphalt Paving Machine Operator in their job title in Tucson, Arizona earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina (38.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (20.6% less) and Charleston, South Carolina (10.9% less).
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