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Highest Paying Industries for Surveying and Mapping Technicians

The top 75 highest paying industries for surveying and mapping technicians (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 $67,050, natural gas distribution is the highest paying industry for surveying and mapping technicians. It is followed by pipeline transportation of natural gas industry (average annual salary $62,060). 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 surveying and mapping technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 75 Highest Paying Industries for Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Natural Gas Distribution
$67,050
640
2 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$62,060
70
3 Pipeline Transportation
$59,160
120
4 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$58,350
30
5 Transportation and Warehousing
$57,300
120
6 Utilities
$56,690
2,570
7 Oil and Gas Extraction
$56,580
1,220
8 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,430
510
9 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,420
110
10 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$55,260
1,840
11 Telecommunications
$53,290
80
12 Metal Ore Mining
$53,220
50
13 Mining
$53,170
1,830
14 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$52,890
80
15 Federal government, including USPS
$52,080
780
16 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$52,080
780
17 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$49,070
100
18 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$48,660
40
19 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,660
40
20 Educational Services - Privately owned
$47,930
60
21 Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,390
130
22 Social Advocacy Organizations
$47,260
30
23 Temporary Help Services
$47,220
150
24 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,080
40
25 Testing Laboratories
$46,920
110
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$46,240
9,650
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,240
9,650
28 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,200
7,560
29 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$46,200
9,760
30 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$46,180
7,600
31 Manufacturing
$45,890
190
32 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,610
n/a
33 Employment Services
$45,600
160
34 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$45,370
60
35 Educational Services
$45,150
170
36 Educational Services - Local government owned
$44,480
30
37 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$44,450
30
38 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$44,450
30
39 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$44,280
30
40 Educational Services - State government owned
$44,220
80
41 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$44,200
80
42 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,850
900
43 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$43,500
70
44 Other Financial Investment Activities
$43,460
n/a
45 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$43,460
n/a
46 State government, including schools and hospitals
$43,020
1,380
47 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,920
1,300
48 Utility System Construction
$42,850
n/a
49 Scientific Research and Development Services
$42,640
80
50 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$42,220
1,610
51 Construction
$42,160
1,840
52 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$41,370
n/a
53 Support Activities for Mining
$41,320
410
54 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$41,250
110
55 Engineering Services
$39,880
12,300
56 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$38,460
200
57 Finance and Insurance
$38,260
n/a
58 Information
$38,120
330
59 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$38,020
80
60 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$37,910
n/a
61 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,880
1,650
62 Administrative and Support Services
$37,740
1,600
63 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$37,650
150
64 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$37,460
70
65 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,370
31,500
66 Other Support Services
$37,140
1,390
67 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$37,100
30,160
68 Coal Mining
$36,320
n/a
69 Construction of Buildings
$35,650
100
70 Nonresidential Building Construction
$34,740
90
71 Other Information Services
$34,690
n/a
72 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$34,520
40
73 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,480
80
74 Real Estate
$30,140
n/a
75 Land Subdivision
$28,180
n/a
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