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Surveyors Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of surveyors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare surveyors salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Surveyors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,150
25th Percentile Wage
$44,970
50th Percentile Wage
$59,920
75th Percentile Wage
$79,050
90th Percentile Wage
$98,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $98,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveyors is $34,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveyors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,920
3.17% 9.06%
2016
$58,020
2.50% -
2015
$56,570
2.23% -
2014
$55,310
0.58% -
2013
$54,990
0.91% -
2012
$54,490
- -

Compare Surveyors Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of surveyors in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $72,490. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $40,050). For detailed surveyors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$72,490
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,170
Testing Laboratories
$63,510
Engineering Services
$62,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$59,060
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,390
Legal Services
$40,050

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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