Salary for Surveyors

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Also known as:  City Surveyor, County Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Mineral Surveyor, Registered Land Surveyor, Topographical Surveyor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Surveyor earns a pay level between $37,690 - $109,010 based on seniority. will most likely receive an average compensation of seventy thousand two hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

are compensated at the highest average salary in California, where they can earn pay of close to about $97,650. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn pay of $83,250.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.13 percent nationwide in that time.


Surveyors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services