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Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
472071  Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 814 864 50 6.14 % 28 57 90 High school diploma or equivalent 

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    600  73 % 640  74 % 40  8 % $58,630
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    380  47 % 400  46 % 20  5 % $57,630
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing    120  14 % 110  13 % -10  -2 % $85,450
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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