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Surveying and Mapping Technicians
SOC Code: 17-3031.00

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps.17-3031.01 Surveying Technicians Bright Outlook 17-3031.02 Mapping Technicians

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $20.84 hourly, $43,340 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 60,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 7,200

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