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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 $91,090, California is the highest paying state for surveyors. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $87,570). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 California
$91,090
$58,640 4,470
2 District of Columbia
$87,570
$43,810 150
3 Alaska
$83,500
$45,750 300
4 Washington
$76,760
$52,140 970
5 Nevada
$76,560
$52,570 350
6 North Dakota
$70,050
$46,350 290
7 Delaware
$69,910
$51,780 110
8 Oregon
$66,590
$42,830 640
9 Minnesota
$65,830
$46,590 840
10 New York
$65,680
$40,070 2,100
11 South Dakota
$65,640
$44,080 140
12 New Jersey
$65,580
$35,820 1,100
13 Wyoming
$64,450
$35,600 230
14 Illinois
$63,370
$40,570 1,170
15 Iowa
$62,910
$37,060 300
16 North Carolina
$62,710
$35,930 1,040
17 Utah
$62,060
$42,360 530
18 New Hampshire
$61,050
$40,660 190
19 Maryland
$61,030
$40,450 920
20 Massachusetts
$60,650
$38,980 1,170
21 Idaho
$60,370
$32,750 310
22 Connecticut
$60,120
$42,370 480
23 New Mexico
$59,360
$37,550 270
24 Pennsylvania
$59,220
$36,610 1,510
25 Montana
$59,100
$35,920 360
26 Colorado
$58,990
$36,440 1,460
27 Hawaii
$58,750
$37,600 180
28 Virginia
$58,670
$34,790 1,410
29 Ohio
$58,400
$36,870 1,150
30 Louisiana
$58,300
$35,690 930
31 Maine
$58,300
$39,940 240
32 Arizona
$57,690
$41,920 800
33 Wisconsin
$57,680
$32,590 760
34 West Virginia
$57,480
$35,790 490
35 Kansas
$57,170
$35,390 480
36 Michigan
$56,980
$35,050 1,030
37 Texas
$56,800
$32,710 3,680
38 Alabama
$55,090
$31,680 560
39 Indiana
$53,930
$31,490 880
40 Missouri
$53,920
$32,730 690
41 Rhode Island
$53,600
$40,360 80
42 Kentucky
$53,140
$32,980 590
43 Florida
$52,520
$29,040 3,510
44 Vermont
$51,410
$35,560 80
45 Nebraska
$50,700
$31,780 290
46 Oklahoma
$48,910
$28,480 690
47 Georgia
$48,650
$29,740 970
48 Mississippi
$46,200
$24,110 430
49 Tennessee
$44,540
$26,960 840
50 South Carolina
$43,340
$27,040 810
51 Arkansas
$42,900
$26,630 470
52 Puerto Rico
$28,220
$17,100 120
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