• Surveyors
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 71,080
    $44,110 range bar $114,750
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data about the shape and contour of the Earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects.

What do they typically do

  • Look for evidence of previous boundaries to determine where boundary lines are located
  • Measure distances and angles between points on, above, and below the Earth's surface
  • Present findings to clients, government agencies, and others
  • Research land records, survey records, and land titles
  • Prepare plots, maps, and reports
  • Establish stake sites and official land and water boundaries
  • Record the results of surveying and verify the accuracy of data
  • Travel to locations and select known reference points to determine the exact location of important features

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 102

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