Salary for Surveying 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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Surveying technicians must be familiar with the operation and calibration of a wide range of surveying tools, including prisms, theodolites, and distance meters. These professionals conduct surveys to determine the location of man-made and natural features on the surface of the Earth, and to adjust for the curvature of the Earth's surface. Additionally, these professionals may supervise and direct more junior members in survey parties. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this occupation.

A Surveying Technician will normally get an average pay level ranging from 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of education. Surveying Technicians will most likely earn a salary of Thirty Nine Thousand Three Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Surveying Technicians obtain the most salary in California, where they receive average pay scales of about $56740. These people make the most money in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn job pay of $56420.

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SALARY TREND
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 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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