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Construction & Architecture

Surveying Technicians

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

Salary Breakdown

Surveying Technicians

Average

$43,580

ANNUAL

$20.95

HOURLY

Entry Level

$28,710

ANNUAL

$13.80

HOURLY

Mid Level

$41,510

ANNUAL

$19.96

HOURLY

Expert Level

$62,570

ANNUAL

$30.08

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Surveying Technicians

1,330

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Surveying Technicians


Top Expected Tasks

Surveying Technicians


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Surveying Technicians

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

KNOWLEDGE

Building and Construction

KNOWLEDGE

Geography

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Mathematics

SKILL

Writing

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity


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