Survey Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Survey Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $17.71 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Most Survey Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$32,069 - $66,516
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,898
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$12.27 - $25.92
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,069 - $66,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
Profit Sharing
$0.61 - $900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,666 - $61,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $25.92  
   
Overtime
$19.11 - $37.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.61 - $900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,666 - $61,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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Job Description for Survey Technician

Survey technicians help map out areas of land for construction or other purposes. They use survey equipment and are required to travel to work sites as part of their daily jobs; they may also work closely with other survey personnel. These technicians must be able to understand and interpret site plans, including profiles and cross-sections. They also need to accurately record all data collected at work sites as well. However, some survey technicians spend most of their time in the office; the requirements for this particular type of survey technician can be different due to the need for a high level of proficiency with AutoCAD programs.

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Survey Technician Tasks

  • Record and enter survey data into databases, reports, and diagrams.
  • Use, create, and interpret GPS and CAD information.
  • Assist and receive training in conducting land and building surveys, including equipment use.

Common Career Paths for Survey Technician


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Survey Technicians sometimes assume positions such as Professional Land Surveyors. That role pays $64K per year on average. Survey Technicians most often move into positions as Land Surveyors or Survey Party Chiefs; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Survey Technician


Survey Technicians report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Global Positioning Systems, and Land Surveying can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning between 3 percent to 11 percent more than the national average. It is often found that people who know Computer Aided Drafting & Design are also skilled in Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Pay by Experience Level for Survey Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. Survey Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $53K.

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Experience Affects Survey Technician Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Survey Technician Salaries



Land Surveying
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National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 21%
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