Information About Surveyors

Training Requirements for Surveyors

Surveyors need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Surveyors
Training 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

Represents about 44,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 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.


Hourly Income

On average, surveyors make $30.52 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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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