Training Requirements for Surveyors

Surveyors need a bachelor's degree and less than 5 years experience.

Degrees for Surveyors
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 1.8
Some College 9.4
Associates Degree 6.7
Bachelors Degree 65.8
Masters Degree 12.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.2

Employment Outlook for Surveyors

This represents about 44,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less surveyors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 13,000 more.

Typical Income for Surveyors

Hourly Income

On average,surveyors make $30.52 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surveyors $16.17 $21.32 $28.56 $37.89 $47.29
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers $19.67 $25.54 $33.66 $44.55 $57.09
Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists $16.67 $21.84 $28.94 $38.02 $47.44
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, surveyors make $63,480 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surveyors $33,630 $44,350 $59,390 $78,800 $98,360
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers $40,910 $53,110 $70,010 $92,670 $118,750
Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists $34,670 $45,420 $60,200 $79,080 $98,680
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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