Surveying or Mapping Technician Salary

The average pay for a Surveying or Mapping Technician is $19.67 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d and Autocad Civil 3D. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$38,584 - $72,877
$39K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,985
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$13.49 - $27.40
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MEDIAN: $19.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,584 - $72,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
Profit Sharing
$601  
Total Pay (?
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$30,546 - $67,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $27.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$17.94 - $42.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,425  
   
Profit Sharing
$601  
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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$30,546 - $67,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Surveying or Mapping Technician

Surveying technicians work outside extensively and can be exposed to all types of weather. Surveying technicians usually assist and report to surveyors. Mapping technicians work primarily in an office on computers. Mapping technicians usually work to assist engineers directly. Most of the time, mapping and surveying technicians work for firms that provide engineering, surveying, and mapping services to their clients. State and local governments also employ these workers in highway, road and planning departments.

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Surveying or Mapping Technician Tasks

  • Collect field data on geophysical or environmental features such as sediment samples, neutron backscatter, size, layout, etc.
  • Monitor safety at the site for workers and bystanders.
  • Create and interpret reports on sites, communicating key facts and recommendations.
  • Calculate geophysical properties like size, sonar mapping, safety, etc.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surveying or Mapping Technician

Pay by Experience for a Surveying or Mapping Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Surveying or Mapping Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surveying or Mapping Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Surveying or Mapping Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 28 salaries. A Surveying or Mapping Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Surveying or Mapping Technician

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Surveying or Mapping Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Surveying or Mapping Technician Salaries

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲20%

Autocad Civil 3D
▲11%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲9%

National Average
$45,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 21%