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Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators - What They Do


Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators can expect to earn an average of $36,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 9.0% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 1.8% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, it should come as no surprise that Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators are being hit extremely hard. Unemployment levels currently stand at 14.3%.

Academic Programs of Interest

Asphalt Paving Technician
Asphalt Paving Technician Program teaches a student to operate machines that lay, screed, rake, compact or mill surface materials in highway and road construction with the aid of stakes and level gauges. Asphalt Paving Technician's can also expect to be responsible for the basic maintenance of equipment, ...more
Heavy Equipment Operator
The Heavy Equipment Operator Program teaches students how to operate heavy machinery such as heavy articulating rock trucks, loaders, excavators, backhoes, dozers and graders. These machines are used universally for all manner of heavy construction, earth moving, road building, mining, forestry, mega ...more