Salary for Surveying and Mapping Technicians

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

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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 or Mapping Technician can get an average wage between 24000 to 36000 depending on education and experience. Surveying and Mapping Technicians usually get wages of Thirty Nine Thousand Three Hundred dollars yearly.

Surveying and Mapping Technicians obtain the most salary in California, where they can receive compensation, on average, of close to about $56740. Professionals that work in this career are paid most highly in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can receive an average salary rate of $56420.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.62 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Surveying and Mapping Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $56,420
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $52,620
Utilities $51,910
Manufacturing $50,660
Finance and Insurance $47,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises $46,130
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $34,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $37,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $40,140
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,320
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $43,470
Educational Services $44,060
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