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Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.


SOC Code 17-1022 - Surveyors is a a final level code of the “Architecture and Engineering Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 45,220 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $32.66 and average Annual Wage of $67,920.

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Occupation Examples

  • City Surveyor
  • County Surveyor
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor
  • Land Surveyor
  • Mine Surveyor
  • Mineral Surveyor
  • Registered Land Surveyor
  • Topographical Surveyor

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