Surveyors Salary Information

The salary statistics of surveyors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of surveyors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The surveyors 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. Surveyors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,470
25th Percentile Wage
$45,720
50th Percentile Wage
$61,140
75th Percentile Wage
$80,480
90th Percentile Wage
$100,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveyors is $100,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,470. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 191% 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 surveyors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,140
2.86% 8.03%
2016
$59,390
2.31% -
2015
$58,020
1.67% -
2014
$57,050
0.81% -
2013
$56,590
0.64% -
2012
$56,230
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Table 2. Surveyors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of surveyors in 13 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 surveyors occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $81,370. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $39,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$81,370
Utilities
$75,620
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,240
Transportation and Warehousing
$67,330
Mining
$63,450
Construction
$62,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,960
Finance and Insurance
$56,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,660
Manufacturing
$48,320
Educational Services
$39,550

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Surveyors by States

From the above tables we note that not only surveyors 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 surveyors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,220 to $91,090. The highest paying state for surveyors is California with a median annual salary of $91,090. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,220. For more salary information of surveyors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$91,090
District of Columbia
$87,570
Alaska
$83,500
Washington
$76,760
Nevada
$76,560
North Dakota
$70,050
Delaware
$69,910
Oregon
$66,590
Minnesota
$65,830
New York
$65,680
South Dakota
$65,640
New Jersey
$65,580
Wyoming
$64,450
Illinois
$63,370
Iowa
$62,910
North Carolina
$62,710
Utah
$62,060
New Hampshire
$61,050
Maryland
$61,030
Massachusetts
$60,650
Idaho
$60,370
Connecticut
$60,120
New Mexico
$59,360
Pennsylvania
$59,220
Montana
$59,100
Colorado
$58,990
Hawaii
$58,750
Virginia
$58,670
Ohio
$58,400
Louisiana
$58,300
Maine
$58,300
Arizona
$57,690
Wisconsin
$57,680
West Virginia
$57,480
Kansas
$57,170
Michigan
$56,980
Texas
$56,800
Alabama
$55,090
Indiana
$53,930
Missouri
$53,920
Rhode Island
$53,600
Kentucky
$53,140
Florida
$52,520
Vermont
$51,410
Nebraska
$50,700
Oklahoma
$48,910
Georgia
$48,650
Mississippi
$46,200
Tennessee
$44,540
South Carolina
$43,340
Arkansas
$42,900
Puerto Rico
$28,220



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