Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps. Excludes "Surveyors" (17-1022), "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists" (17-1021), and "Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
50,750 2.1 % $21.09 $43,870 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.15 $15.31 $19.60 $25.74 $32.36
Annual Wage (2) $25,270 $31,840 $40,770 $53,540 $67,320


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30,160 2.21 $19.36 $40,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,560 0.14 $23.10 $48,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,840 0.47 $26.92 $55,990
Other Support Services 1,390 0.47 $19.16 $39,850
State Government (OES Designation) 1,300 0.06 $21.74 $45,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30,160 2.21 $19.36 $40,280
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,220 0.63 $27.99 $58,230
Natural Gas Distribution 640 0.58 $33.60 $69,890
Other Support Services 1,390 0.47 $19.16 $39,850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,840 0.47 $26.92 $55,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 640 0.58 $33.60 $69,890
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.25 $31.60 $65,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,220 0.63 $27.99 $58,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $27.84 $57,900
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 (7) $27.67 $57,550


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 8,000 0.71 1.90 $19.58 $40,730
Florida 4,390 0.57 1.53 $18.12 $37,680
California 2,970 0.20 0.52 $30.78 $64,020
North Carolina 2,430 0.60 1.61 $18.53 $38,530
New York 1,870 0.21 0.57 $21.34 $44,380



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,480 0.94 2.49 $26.15 $54,380
Louisiana 1,530 0.80 2.13 $18.79 $39,070
New Mexico 630 0.79 2.11 $18.85 $39,220
Texas 8,000 0.71 1.90 $19.58 $40,730
Nebraska 670 0.71 1.90 $18.45 $38,370



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,970 0.20 0.52 $30.78 $64,020
Alaska 180 0.55 1.47 $29.28 $60,900
Nevada 200 0.17 0.46 $27.44 $57,070
Oklahoma 1,480 0.94 2.49 $26.15 $54,380
Minnesota 830 0.31 0.81 $25.41 $52,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 0.94 2.50 $22.31 $46,410
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,000 1.13 3.01 $18.16 $37,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 930 0.79 2.10 $17.91 $37,250
Colorado Springs, CO 880 3.45 9.20 $18.59 $38,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 850 0.38 1.01 $17.64 $36,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 840 0.35 0.94 $18.17 $37,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 750 0.41 1.09 $24.94 $51,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 730 0.19 0.52 $22.15 $46,070
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 710 0.56 1.50 $21.00 $43,680
Oklahoma City, OK 700 1.17 3.10 $26.29 $54,690



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado Springs, CO 880 3.45 9.20 $18.59 $38,670
Farmington, NM 150 3.05 8.12 $18.93 $39,380
Lafayette, LA 420 2.70 7.20 $21.63 $44,980
Midland, TX 140 1.62 4.32 $19.32 $40,190
Victoria, TX 80 1.56 4.15 $18.20 $37,850
Tyler, TX 140 1.52 4.05 $19.83 $41,250
Laredo, TX 120 1.30 3.47 $15.69 $32,640
Oklahoma City, OK 700 1.17 3.10 $26.29 $54,690
Santa Fe, NM 70 1.15 3.06 $19.03 $39,570
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,000 1.13 3.01 $18.16 $37,760