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Road Roller Operator Salary

$40,134 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Road Roller Operator is $40,134 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Road Roller Operator is between $30,173 and $48,383. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Drives heavy rolling machine (road roller) to compact earth fills, subgrades, flexible base, and bituminous surface to grade specifications preparatory to construction of highways, streets, and runways: moves levers, depresses pedals, turns handwheels, and pushes throttle to control and guide machine.
  • Drives machine in successive overlapping passes over surface to be compacted.
  • Determines speed and direction of machine, based on knowledge of compressibility of material under changing temperatures, so that ridges are not formed by excessive pressure.
  • Pushes hand roller and pounds surfaces, using hand tamp, or guides portable power roller over areas not accessible to road roller.
  • May be designated according to surface rolled as road-roller operator, hot mix; subgrade-roller operator; or according to source of power used as diesel-roller operator; gas-roller operator.
Road Roller Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Job family population: 49,760

Estimated population of Road Roller Operator jobs: 4,982

Rate of error: 2.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

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