Information About Surveyors

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Training

Surveyors need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Surveyors
Training for Surveyors
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 2.5
Some College 13.0
Associates Degree 9.1
Bachelors Degree 62.0
Masters Degree 11.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.0

Employment

Represents about 57,000 people in the United States- 2.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 8,000 more surveyors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 23,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, surveyors make $28.24 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surveyors $15.00 $19.60 $26.70 $35.30 $43.80
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, surveyors make $58,740 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surveyors $31,220 $40,790 $55,590 $73,510 $91,100
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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