Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

4.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
64%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$46,960
or $22.58 hourly
VOLUME
44,200
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 64% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' job openings is expected to rise 5.5% by 2031
'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' was $46,960, or $22.58 hourly
'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' are paid 2.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators?

As of 2021 there were 44,200 people employed as Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 47-2071.00

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