The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Survey Technician is $15.65.
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Job Description for Survey Technician
Survey technicians help map out areas of land for construction or other purposes. They use survey equipment and are required to travel to work sites as part of their daily jobs; they may also work closely with other survey personnel. These technicians must be able to understand and interpret site plans, including profiles and cross-sections. They also need to accurately record all data collected at work sites as well. However, some survey technicians spend most of their time in the office; the …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Survey Technician
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Skills in Land Surveying, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).
Pay by Experience Level for Survey Technician
An early career Survey Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.05 based on 403 salaries. A mid-career Survey Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.60 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Survey Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.26 based on 143 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
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