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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,670
25th Percentile Wage
$33,590
50th Percentile Wage
$43,340
75th Percentile Wage
$56,990
90th Percentile Wage
$71,440

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 $71,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,670. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 167% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,340
2.05% 8.47%
2016
$42,450
1.04% -
2015
$42,010
2.95% -
2014
$40,770
0.25% -
2013
$40,670
2.46% -
2012
$39,670
- -

Table 2. Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of surveying and mapping technicians in 15 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 $59,640. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $40,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$59,640
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,270
Mining
$51,520
Manufacturing
$51,510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,940
Finance and Insurance
$50,490
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,320
Information
$48,010
Educational Services
$47,110
Construction
$45,680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,330
Wholesale Trade
$44,840
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,030

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 $19,080 to $63,670. The highest paying state for surveying and mapping technicians is California with a median annual salary of $63,670. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,080. 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
$63,670
Alaska
$59,170
Massachusetts
$54,920
Connecticut
$53,820
Oregon
$52,950
Illinois
$52,820
Washington
$52,790
Arizona
$52,630
Minnesota
$51,510
Nevada
$51,330
Hawaii
$50,090
Utah
$49,490
New York
$49,430
North Dakota
$47,330
Wyoming
$47,280
New Jersey
$46,650
New Hampshire
$46,630
Maryland
$46,150
Vermont
$46,110
Montana
$45,940
Rhode Island
$45,180
Colorado
$44,480
Iowa
$44,430
Pennsylvania
$43,520
Maine
$43,000
Tennessee
$42,660
Nebraska
$42,260
New Mexico
$41,990
Wisconsin
$41,980
Texas
$41,800
Ohio
$41,650
Virginia
$40,620
Michigan
$40,470
Idaho
$40,190
North Carolina
$40,180
Delaware
$39,950
Indiana
$39,940
Missouri
$39,560
South Dakota
$39,110
Mississippi
$38,970
Louisiana
$38,890
Georgia
$38,800
Alabama
$37,730
Kansas
$37,700
Oklahoma
$37,640
Kentucky
$37,120
Arkansas
$36,940
Florida
$36,430
West Virginia
$35,350
South Carolina
$34,820
Puerto Rico
$19,080



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