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Paving Equipment Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $40.31
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Paving Equipment Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$19.25 $23.48 $30.20
Minnesota
$31.83 $40.31 $47.51
Central Minnesota
$31.06 $37.50 $45.41
Northeast Minnesota
$38.71 $42.85 $42.85
Northwest Minnesota
$28.75 $32.34 $38.67
Southeast Minnesota
$32.92 $38.81 $46.46
Southwest Minnesota
$22.16 $32.10 $38.90
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$39.09 $40.80 $51.53

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,000 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Paving Equipment Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,267 new Paving Equipment Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Paving Equipment Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 44,800 47,400 2,500 5.6%
Minnesota 1,116 1,183 67 6%
Southwest Minnesota 43 45 2 4.7%
Central Minnesota 177 189 12 6.8%
Southeast Minnesota 86 93 7 8.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 590 622 32 5.4%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.