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Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,350
25th Percentile Wage
$30,810
50th Percentile Wage
$39,170
75th Percentile Wage
$51,150
90th Percentile Wage
$64,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveying and mapping technicians 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) surveying and mapping technicians is $64,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveying and mapping technicians is $24,350.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,1701.12%6.87%
201538,7303.51%-
201437,3700.24%-
201337,2802.15%-
201236,480--

Compare Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of surveying and mapping technicians 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 surveying and mapping technician occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $57,170. The lowest paying industry is the architectural, engineering, and related services industry (annual salary $38,940). For detailed surveying and mapping technician 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
$57,170
Scientific Research and Development Services
$48,810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$48,180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$43,800
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,370
Engineering Services
$41,030
Testing Laboratories
$39,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$38,940

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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