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Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of surveying and mapping technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of surveying and mapping technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The surveying and mapping technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,030
25th Percentile Wage
$32,860
50th Percentile Wage
$42,450
75th Percentile Wage
$55,690
90th Percentile Wage
$70,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveying and mapping technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveying and mapping technicians is $70,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,030. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 169% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,4501.04%6.55%
201542,0102.95%-
201440,7700.25%-
201340,6702.46%-
201239,670--

Table 2. Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of surveying and mapping technicians in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for surveying and mapping technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $58,990. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $30,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$58,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,210
Mining
$50,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,660
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,080
Educational Services
$47,870
Manufacturing
$47,660
Construction
$46,740
Information
$43,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,170
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,430

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Surveying and Mapping Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only surveying and mapping technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,190 to $63,690. The highest paying state for surveying and mapping technicians is California with a median annual salary of $63,690. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,190. For more salary information of surveying and mapping technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$63,690
Alaska
$59,200
Nevada
$55,100
Washington
$53,040
Massachusetts
$52,820
Arizona
$52,730
Connecticut
$51,340
Illinois
$50,250
Oregon
$50,240
Minnesota
$49,610
Hawaii
$48,140
Maryland
$47,750
New Jersey
$46,530
Rhode Island
$45,180
New York
$45,020
Colorado
$44,880
North Dakota
$44,820
Pennsylvania
$44,700
Montana
$44,500
Utah
$44,400
Wyoming
$44,170
Vermont
$43,950
Tennessee
$43,330
Iowa
$43,060
Ohio
$42,740
Wisconsin
$42,520
Virginia
$42,380
New Hampshire
$42,200
Oklahoma
$41,820
New Mexico
$41,630
Idaho
$41,040
Texas
$40,470
Delaware
$39,920
Indiana
$39,290
Michigan
$39,010
Maine
$38,620
Nebraska
$38,420
North Carolina
$38,180
Georgia
$38,130
Missouri
$38,060
Alabama
$37,970
Kentucky
$37,080
Mississippi
$37,060
Louisiana
$36,990
Florida
$35,840
Kansas
$35,350
South Dakota
$35,240
Arkansas
$34,950
South Carolina
$34,670
West Virginia
$32,810
Puerto Rico
$19,190



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