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Surveyors Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for surveyors in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surveyors amongst Virginia areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Surveyors in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,790
25th Percentile Wage
$44,120
50th Percentile Wage
$58,670
75th Percentile Wage
$78,270
90th Percentile Wage
$101,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,790.

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
$58,670
0.07% 15.03%
2016
$58,630
10.95% -
2015
$52,210
1.67% -
2014
$51,340
2.84% -
2013
$49,880
0.06% -
2012
$49,850
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surveyors in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surveyors in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surveyors in state of Virginia ranges from $38,070 to $70,910. The highest paying area for surveyors in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $70,910. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $65,760). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$70,910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$65,760
Richmond
$56,510
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,160
Roanoke
$49,970
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$47,950
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,450
Lynchburg
$39,920
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$38,530
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$38,090
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$38,070




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