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Highest Paying States for Surveyors

The highest paying states 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 of surveyors in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $87,570, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for surveyors. It is followed by California (average annual salary $86,870). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of surveyors in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Surveyors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$87,570
$43,810 150
2 California
$86,870
$52,800 4,220
3 Alaska
$80,460
$45,030 310
4 Washington
$77,650
$45,550 850
5 New Jersey
$71,320
$41,770 1,260
6 New York
$70,870
$41,310 1,670
7 Nevada
$67,160
$45,890 410
8 Oregon
$67,070
$41,860 620
9 Minnesota
$63,110
$44,940 760
10 North Dakota
$62,570
$40,690 370
11 Delaware
$62,420
$48,860 80
12 Illinois
$61,600
$39,670 1,070
13 Idaho
$61,480
$34,090 290
14 Wyoming
$61,210
$33,920 260
15 Utah
$60,780
$40,470 660
16 Iowa
$59,900
$38,200 350
17 Connecticut
$59,850
$41,440 500
18 New Mexico
$59,700
$37,070 340
19 North Carolina
$59,090
$36,740 960
20 Pennsylvania
$58,830
$36,080 1,580
21 Colorado
$58,690
$34,350 1,390
22 Virginia
$58,630
$32,300 1,470
23 Montana
$58,420
$35,390 330
24 South Dakota
$58,360
$40,890 140
25 Massachusetts
$58,220
$38,880 1,100
26 Hawaii
$58,150
$35,850 200
27 Maryland
$57,720
$37,190 890
28 Texas
$56,320
$31,750 4,250
29 Ohio
$56,150
$33,610 1,040
30 New Hampshire
$56,000
$34,820 240
31 Wisconsin
$55,990
$33,580 720
32 Arizona
$55,590
$40,360 670
33 Indiana
$55,520
$31,020 920
34 Florida
$55,200
$30,020 3,320
35 Louisiana
$54,980
$33,410 920
36 Kansas
$52,810
$35,130 520
37 Georgia
$52,690
$32,080 940
38 Alabama
$52,540
$32,020 570
39 Michigan
$52,180
$29,500 1,210
40 Missouri
$52,160
$34,410 700
41 Kentucky
$51,770
$33,180 530
42 Maine
$50,980
$33,920 230
43 Nebraska
$50,520
$29,160 330
44 West Virginia
$49,840
$33,020 460
45 Rhode Island
$49,600
$41,490 80
46 Oklahoma
$47,040
$27,090 700
47 Mississippi
$46,290
$21,670 520
48 Vermont
$44,500
$33,070 100
49 Tennessee
$42,880
$26,960 800
50 Arkansas
$41,650
$24,190 590
51 South Carolina
$39,840
$26,750 860
52 Puerto Rico
$31,660
$17,160 120
See also: Highest paying industries for surveyors, Top Paying Jobs in America.