Entry-Level Survey Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Survey Technician earns approximately $15.68 per hour. Including potential for bonuses which peak near $2K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Survey Technicians can bottom out near $26K or peak near $50K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,059 - $52,099
$26K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,151
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$11.86 - $22.24
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,059 - $52,099  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,009  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$25,536 - $50,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $22.24  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $33.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$25,536 - $50,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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Key Stats for Survey Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Survey Technician Salaries

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲10%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲7%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▲6%

Land Surveying
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 25%
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