Survey Technician Salary (United States)

A Survey Technician earns an average wage of $17.54 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD). Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Survey Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,311 - $67,118
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,407
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Survey Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.01 - $25.71
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,311 - $67,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
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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$25,719 - $60,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $25.71  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $36.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
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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$25,719 - $60,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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.

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Experience Affects Survey Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Survey Technician Salaries

Land Surveying
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National Average
$40,000

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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