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Highest Paying Industries for Surveyors

The top 58 highest paying industries for surveyors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $90,740, support activities for water transportation is the highest paying industry for surveyors. It is followed by support activities for transportation industry (average annual salary $90,740). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of surveyors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 58 Highest Paying Industries for Surveyors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$90,740
n/a
2 Support Activities for Transportation
$90,740
n/a
3 Transportation and Warehousing
$85,130
150
4 Federal government, including USPS
$81,090
410
5 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,090
410
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,670
40
7 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$72,560
1,620
8 State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,870
1,650
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,140
50
10 Support Activities for Mining
$69,780
420
11 Residential Building Construction
$68,900
160
12 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,310
200
13 Testing Laboratories
$67,960
30
14 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$66,650
310
15 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$65,790
4,720
16 Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,790
4,720
17 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$65,710
4,750
18 Utilities
$65,540
420
19 Land Subdivision
$63,140
90
20 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,650
280
21 Utility System Construction
$62,080
570
22 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,640
2,160
23 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$60,990
1,210
24 Mining
$60,670
1,140
25 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$60,100
2,700
26 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,100
2,690
27 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,730
150
28 Construction
$59,570
3,590
29 Natural Gas Distribution
$59,500
100
30 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$59,280
70
31 Construction of Buildings
$58,750
990
32 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$58,730
200
33 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,310
40
34 Engineering Services
$58,050
15,300
35 Metal Ore Mining
$57,510
160
36 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$57,010
550
37 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$56,790
n/a
38 Nonresidential Building Construction
$56,760
830
39 Finance and Insurance
$56,520
n/a
40 Oil and Gas Extraction
$56,120
170
41 Coal Mining
$55,820
360
42 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$55,510
n/a
43 Building Equipment Contractors
$55,490
40
44 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,310
30,450
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,310
31,030
46 Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,170
440
47 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$54,490
330
48 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,070
330
49 Manufacturing
$53,300
130
50 Pipeline Transportation
$50,500
70
51 Temporary Help Services
$49,180
270
52 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,560
420
53 Employment Services
$48,230
330
54 Administrative and Support Services
$47,310
390
55 Other Support Services
$44,490
50
56 Legal Services
$39,840
n/a
57 Educational Services
$37,790
40
58 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$37,100
30
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