A Survey Technician earns an average wage of $17.19 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. 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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$27,078 - $66,161
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,273
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Survey Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.86 - $24.91
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,078 - $66,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$25,475 - $59,183  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $36.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$25,475 - $59,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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Job Description for Survey Technician
  • 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Survey Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Survey Technician Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 16%
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 11%
National Average
$40,000
Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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