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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
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|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
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|
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|New York|| |
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|Puerto Rico|| |