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Occupation Title: Surveying Technicians

Description: Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-3031.01

Sample Job Titles: Survey Party Chief, Survey Technician, Survey Crew Chief, Instrument Man (I-Man), Chainman, Rodman, Instrument Operator, Engineering Technician, Engineering Assistant, Field Crew Chief

 Salary Chart Surveying Technicians

Estimated Total Employment*
2009: 62,940
2010: 53,870
2011: 48,590
2012: 47,000
2013: 47,950

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 17,000
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, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).