Salary for Surveyors

Also known as:  City Surveyor, County Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Mineral Surveyor, Registered Land Surveyor, Topographical Surveyor

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Surveyors provide crucial data regarding land shape, contour, and property size, gravitation, location, elevation, and dimension, as well as the dimension of distinguishing features to professionals working in a variety of fields, including engineering, cartography, mining, land appraisal and evaluation, and construction. They obtain this information by conducting a series of extremely precise measurements, often assisted by laser technology. Their work may include historical research regarding a property's boundaries, and obtaining longitude and latitude information for specific parcels of land. Considerable on the job training and some college education are generally required for this position, and salaries range from $50,000-$65,000.

A Surveyor can earn wages of around 40000 to 60000 based on levels of tenure. Surveyors will normally get a pay level of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually.

Surveyors can receive the highest pay in Alaska, where they can get pay levels, on average, of about $81410. People holding these jobs make the most money in Public Administration, where they get average compensation of $71180.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 23.39 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Surveyors tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $71,180
Public Administration $67,590
Transportation and Warehousing $63,420
Utilities $61,620
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $60,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,820
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $52,050
Manufacturing $53,330
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,310
Construction $56,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,820
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $60,410
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