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Occupation Title: Surveyors

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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-1022

Sample Job Titles: County Surveyor, Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Survey Party Chief, Engineer, Engineering Technician, Geodesist, Licensed Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Professional Land Surveyor

Salary Chart Surveyors

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 43,950
2011: 42,020
2012: 40,190
2013: 41,360
2014: 41,970

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 13,400
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).