Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of surveying and mapping technicians in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare surveying and mapping technician salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,120
25th Percentile Wage
$36,070
50th Percentile Wage
$50,410
75th Percentile Wage
$61,220
90th Percentile Wage
$75,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveying and mapping technicians in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveying and mapping technicians is $75,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveying and mapping technicians is $27,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,410-0.56%-3.05%
201550,690-4.89%-
201453,170-2.61%-
201354,5604.78%-
201251,950--

Compare Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of surveying and mapping technicians in six industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for surveying and mapping technician occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $54,560. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $44,250). For detailed surveying and mapping technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$54,560
Oil and Gas Extraction
$52,030
Oil and Gas Extraction
$52,030
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$48,830
Support Activities for Mining
$44,250
Support Activities for Mining
$44,250

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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