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Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Job Information

Operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Includes concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.


  • Construction equipment operators are trained either through a formal apprenticeship program, through on-the-job training, through a paid training program, or a combination of these programs.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good.
  • Hourly pay is relatively high, but operators of some types of equipment cannot work in inclement weather, so total annual earnings may be reduced.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $35,270/yr ($17.64/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma