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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
$33,420
25th Percentile Wage
$43,630
50th Percentile Wage
$58,020
75th Percentile Wage
$76,980
90th Percentile Wage
$96,940

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 $96,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveyors is $33,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveyors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,0202.50%6.08%
201556,5702.23%-
201455,3100.58%-
201354,9900.91%-
201254,490--

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

The average salaries of surveyors in eight 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $70,110. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $42,850). For detailed surveyors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$70,110
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,090
Testing Laboratories
$62,350
Engineering Services
$60,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$58,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$52,130
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,850

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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