SOC Code 17-3031 - Surveying and Mapping Technicians

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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.


SOC Code 17-3031 - Surveying and Mapping Technicians is a a final level code of the “Architecture and Engineering Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 53,030 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $23.32 and average Annual Wage of $48,500.

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Occupation Examples

  • Cartographic Aide
  • Cartographic Technician
  • Field Map Technician
  • Geophysical Prospecting Surveying Technician
  • GIS Mapping Technician
  • Mapping Technician
  • Mineral Surveying Technician
  • Surveying Technician
  • Topography Technician

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