Asphalt Plant Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Asphalt Plant Operators earn an average of $18.21 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Asphalt Plant Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,605 - $87,702
$31K
$66K
$88K
MEDIAN: $66,466
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$13.39 - $26.43
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MEDIAN: $18.21
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$0$87K
Salary $30,605 - $87,702
Bonus $0.00 - $6,500
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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$31,847 - $81,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.39 - $26.43
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.74 - $38.83
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,500
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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$31,847 - $81,506
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Asphalt Plant Operator

An asphalt plant operator is the person who is responsible for overseeing the daily operations within a plant that produces asphalt. This position is found in various asphalt factories and plants across the world. This position works within the plant itself, and the environment can involve physical labor in an indoor atmosphere. Formal education is not typically required within this job. However, the more experience the operator has, the better. Knowledge regarding plant operations, mechanical abilities, and various asphalt mixes is always preferred.

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Pay by Experience Level for Asphalt Plant Operator

Pay by Experience for an Asphalt Plant Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Asphalt Plant Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Asphalt Plant Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Asphalt Plant Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 46 salaries. An Asphalt Plant Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Asphalt Plant Operator?

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"Hours and pay aren't good."
Get a better job.

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Key Stats for Asphalt Plant Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Asphalt Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Asphalt Plant Operator Salaries

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▲20%

Machine Operation
▲14%


National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%
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