Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

3.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
75%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,540
or $19.97 hourly
VOLUME
44,560
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 75% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Manual Dexterity
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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 5.6% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' was $41,540, or $19.97 hourly
'Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators' are paid 1.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 44,560 people employed as Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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