Salary for Remote Sensing Technicians

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Remote sensing technicians determine project needs by consulting with scientists and technical professionals. They then obtain raw data, verify its accuracy, and process it for use in geospatial applications. Their work may involve the use of imaging and mapping software, and the enhancement of data for ease of interpretation and optimum presentation. A high school diploma is required for this profession, although most remote sensing technicians have Bachelor's degrees in related fields.

A Remote Sensing Technician usually gets an average salary in a range of 32000 to 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Remote Sensing Technicians usually receive an average wage of Forty Six Thousand Five Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Remote Sensing Technicians have the highest average potential salary in Oklahoma, where they can earn job pay of close to $65370. Employees who work in this career can obtain the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn average job salaries of $73490.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.79 percent nationwide in that time.
Remote Sensing Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $73,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,950
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $55,970
Utilities $55,060
Transportation and Warehousing $51,040
Finance and Insurance $50,570
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $43,280
Educational Services $43,580
Other Services (except Public Administration) $44,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $44,820
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $44,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,010