Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $13.00 $19.55 $32.10
Annual Wage $25,000 $40,700 $66,800
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Surveying and Mapping Technicians typically work under the direction of a cartographer, surveyor, or photogrammetrist, performing surveying and mapping duties. They gather data used in mapmaking, mining, construction, boundary location, and other purposes. They also create maps from source data, calculate mapmaking information, and analyze surveying notes, satellite data, and aerial photography. They may verify the completeness and accuracy of topographical maps.

As of 2012, the median annual salary for surveying and mapping technicians was $39,670. The lowest ten percent of surveying and mapping technicians earned less than $24,180 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $65,870 a year.

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