Surveying or Mapping Technician Salary

The average pay for a Surveying or Mapping Technician is $19.48 per hour. A skill in Autocad Civil 3D is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$30,251 - $68,008
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,332
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$13.13 - $26.48
(Median)
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,251 - $68,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
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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$29,069 - $60,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $26.48  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $39.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
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).
)
$29,069 - $60,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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

  • Create and interpret reports on sites, communicating key facts and recommendations.
  • Calculate geophysical properties like size, sonar mapping, safety, etc.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surveying or Mapping Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Surveying or Mapping Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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