Surveyors

General Information

Description

Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of surveyors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 4,000 openings for surveyors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,590

State-by-state Salary

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$97,540
$46,670
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 41%
  • Associate's degree 32%
  • High school 16%
  • Some college 6%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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