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
$34,380
25th Percentile Wage
$44,830
50th Percentile Wage
$61,710
75th Percentile Wage
$79,090
90th Percentile Wage
$97,030

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 $97,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveyors is $34,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveyors in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,710-0.03%6.89%
201561,7303.50%-
201459,5702.59%-
201358,0300.98%-
201257,460--

Compare Surveyors Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of surveyors in 13 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 residential building construction industry with an annual salary $76,540. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $42,650). For detailed surveyors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Building Construction
$76,540
Construction of Buildings
$64,600
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$64,200
Land Subdivision
$63,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$63,550
Nonresidential Building Construction
$63,270
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,830
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$58,930
Utility System Construction
$58,850
Specialty Trade Contractors
$58,110
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,780
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$49,440
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$42,650

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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