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Surveying Technicians

Job Information

Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.


  • About 7 out of 10 jobs were in architectural, engineering, and related services.
  • Employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists who have a bachelor's degree and strong technical skills should have favorable job prospects.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $39,350/yr ($19.68/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma