Average Survey Technician Hourly Pay

$18.98
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$994
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Survey Technician is $18.98.
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$13.67
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$18.98
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$28.69
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What Do Survey Technicians Do?

Survey Technician Tasks
  • Assist and receive training in conducting land and building surveys, including equipment use.
  • Use, create, and interpret GPS and CAD information.
  • Record and enter survey data into databases, reports, and diagrams.

Job Satisfaction for Survey Technician

4 out of 5
(158)
Highly Satisfied
10Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Survey Technician

The top respondents for the job title Survey Technician are from the companies Surveying And Mapping, Topographic Land Surveyors and Halff Associates. Reported salaries are highest at Topographic Land Surveyors where the average pay is $19.00. Halff Associates pays the lowest at around $18.00.

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What Are Popular Skills for Survey Technicians?

Skills in Land Surveying, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Collection.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Survey Technicians?

An entry-level Survey Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.42 based on 57 salaries. An early career Survey Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.57 based on 407 salaries. A mid-career Survey Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.16 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Survey Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.75 based on 124 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Survey Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 30.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Antonio, Texas (8.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (5.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 802 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Early Career
50.7%
Mid Career
15.2%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
11.5%