How Much Do Surveying Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Surveying Technicians

Surveying Technicians adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

Salary
$49770
Becoming One
Medium
Education
Associate's degree
Job Satisfaction
Job Growth

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49770 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$29,110 to $35,760 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Surveying Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,110 to $35,760 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
C

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Surveying Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $37 $77,480
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $60,430
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $46,200
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,760
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $29,110

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $35 $72,860
AK $34 $70,710
RI $33 $67,770
CT $31 $64,700
MA $30 $62,120
NJ $29 $61,020
MN $28 $58,410
OR $27 $56,980
NV $27 $56,530
NY $26 $54,260

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Surveying Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Surveying Technicians are in the states of CA, AK, RI, CT and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Natural Gas Distribution $76250 $36.66
Management of Companies and Enterprises $65390 $31.44
Nonresidential Building Construction $63670 $30.61
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $62260 $29.93
Metal Ore Mining $62140 $29.87
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $61930 $29.77
Machinery Manufacturing $59230 $28.48
Residential Building Construction $59100 $28.41
Building Equipment Contractors $59010 $28.37
Oil and Gas Extraction $58970 $28.35
Federal Executive Branch $57400 $27.60
Local Government $56680 $27.25
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $55880 $26.87
Scientific Research and Development Services $55790 $26.82
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $55050 $26.47
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $53170 $25.56
Real Estate $53050 $25.51
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $52670 $25.32
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $52290 $25.14
Utility System Construction $52130 $25.06
Social Advocacy Organizations $52060 $25.03
Electronics and Appliance Stores $51470 $24.74
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $51220 $24.62
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $50940 $24.49
State Government $50400 $24.23
Telecommunications $50250 $24.16
Employment Services $47680 $22.92
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $46810 $22.51
Support Activities for Mining $44620 $21.45
Legal Services $44060 $21.18

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