Surveyors Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of surveyors in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare surveyors salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Surveyors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,140
25th Percentile Wage
$46,970
50th Percentile Wage
$62,490
75th Percentile Wage
$79,430
90th Percentile Wage
$97,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveyors is $97,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveyors is $36,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveyors in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,490
1.25% 8.05%
2016
$61,710
-0.03% -
2015
$61,730
3.50% -
2014
$59,570
2.59% -
2013
$58,030
0.98% -
2012
$57,460
- -

Compare Surveyors Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of surveyors in 16 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for surveyors occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $74,160. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $50,770). For detailed surveyors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$74,160
Building Equipment Contractors
$71,690
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$66,870
Residential Building Construction
$65,870
Specialty Trade Contractors
$65,510
Construction of Buildings
$64,840
Nonresidential Building Construction
$64,740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$63,060
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$61,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,510
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$60,810
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$57,770
Utility System Construction
$57,500
Land Subdivision
$55,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$54,720
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$50,770

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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