Salary for Surveying and Mapping Technicians

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Also known as:  Cartographic Aide, Cartographic Technician, Field Map Technician, Geophysical Prospecting Surveying Technician, GIS Mapping Technician, Mapping Technician, Mineral Surveying Technician, Surveying Technician, Topography Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

These technicians work under the guidance of engineers, surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists to obtain data used in the production of maps, defining property boundaries, and creating reports for the mining and construction industries. Their work must be very precise. Occasionally, they may also review previously collected data to ensure accuracy. The minimum education required for these professions is a high school diploma or equivalent, although some college education is normally preferred.

A Surveying and Mapping Technician will usually earn a compensation of around $29,110 and $77,480 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can expect an average compensation of fourty-nine thousand seven hundred and seventy dollars on a yearly basis.

have the best average pay in California, where they get normal pay levels of close to about $72,860. These employees make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive compensation, on average, of $65,390.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.26 percent nationwide in that time.


Surveying and Mapping Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing
Educational Services
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Other Services (except Public Administration)