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.
|Salary||$34,269 - $69,274|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,093|
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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).)
|$31,005 - $64,538|
|Hourly Rate||$14.07 - $26.79|
|Overtime||$17.88 - $37.75|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,093|
|Total Pay (||$31,005 - $64,538|
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.Read More...
Surveying technicians usually need only a high school diploma or GED. However, mapping technicians often need formal education to study relevant technology, such as geographic information systems (GIS). Mapping technicians must have strong computer skills. They use software products, such as Microstation, Geopak, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Cyclone, Descartes, and In-Roads. They prepare layout and perform drafting and/or design tasks and calculations. Survey technicians help surveyors review technical drawings, exhibits, and maps that are prepared by map technicians in accordance with engineers' instructions. Both surveying and map technicians must comply with industry standards and their companies' guidelines. Both mapping and surveying technicians are required to understand basic survey skills. Knowledge of data collection systems are required to become either surveying technicians or mapping technicians. They may also be required to know basic knowledge of engineering design principles and construction methods. Employees might work as mapping and surveying technicians at smaller companies. Both surveying and map technicians must be able to work in a team environment. They must posses excellent interpersonal skills.
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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