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Occupation Title: Geodetic Surveyors

Description: Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-1022.01

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Geodetic Advisor, Survey Director

 Salary Chart Geodetic Surveyors

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 55,780
2009: 50,360
2010: 43,950
2011: 42,020
2012: 40,190

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 24,200
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 20-28%

(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, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).