ABOUT 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.
DUTIES 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.
WORK CONDITIONS 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.
TRAINING 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.
SALARY According to ZipRecruiter 2019 salary information, the average salary for nearly 70 percent of those working as asphalt pavement workers is $33,500.
GENERAL 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.
ASPHALT PAVING WORKER AVERAGE WAGES
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.