• An asphalt paving worker scoops asphalt in his construction labor job


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Your job is part quality control, part babysitter to the massive machine that lays asphalt on the roadbed. You’ll keep it filled with material and operating smoothly, and touch up any rough spots or irregularities in the asphalt after it’s applied.
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Places asphalt in hoppers, which are heated to liquefy the material. Helps monitor the machine’s settings and flow rate. When asphalt arrives preheated, workers smooth the finish and compact it. They also may be responsible for setting up the equipment; inspecting and cleaning it, along with traffic control and loading up the equipment once the job is completed.
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Work is outside at highway construction sites, in all kinds of weather. The normal workweek is 40 hours (eight hours a day for five days). However, some projects may require night, weekend, holiday work and overtime.
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Most crew members learn on the job. Others complete a formal apprenticeship or attend a trade school to learn how to operate the equipment. There is no certificate or special license needed.
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According to ZipRecruiter 2023 salary information, the average salary asphalt pavement workers is $47,000.
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Salary ranges in Georgia based upon information provided by Georgia highway contractors. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state. With overtime, many workers earn well beyond the averages.


Below are some general hourly wages and annual salary ranges for asphalt pavement worker jobs in Georgia. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state.

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Average Entry-Level Pay
  • • $16.50 PER HOUR
  • • $34,000 PER YEAR
    Average Pay With Several Years of Experience
  • • $19.00 PER HOUR
  • • $39,500 PER YEAR
    Average Pay for Most Experienced Worker
  • • $23.50 PER HOUR
  • • $49,000 PER YEAR


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