Asphalt Paver

Is a career as an Asphalt Paver right for you?
Here are some things to consider before you decide:

  • Asphalt Pavers are in the top 10 most in-demand trades in Construction year after year.
  • There are a number of career paths within this trade and it is very easy to start an entry-level position with little to no experience.
  • Most just starting out as a Paver will receive $20.00/hr, but can make up to $30/hr with more experience.
  • The right personality type to become a Asphalt Paver is someone who is:
    • Self-Motivated
    • Able to Work Alone for Periods of Time
    • Patient with Attention to Detail
    • Strong in Time Management

The Career Journey

Learn on the Job

  • Must have a GED or HS Diploma
  • There are a number of certifications that can be achieved within the Asphalt trade, but most will not be required to have any licenses to start working as a Crew Member or Paver.
  • On-the-Job Training or Educational Programs are pathways to certification and licenses to grow into the Asphalt Technician career path.

Get your CDL License

  • Most learning will take place on the job site, however, due to the size of equipment you may be operating, you should get your CDL license.
  • You can receive a CDL license in a matter of weeks and some employers may sponsor your tuition for the program.
  • Having your CDL license will also open more doors for you within the Construction and Transportation industries.

Career Paths within the Trade

Crew Member

Asphalt Paver

Asphalt Technician

Crew Leader

Project Manager

Heavy Equipment Operator

Dump Truck Driver

Material Tester

Paving Inspector