• Surveying and Mapping Technicians
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 45,290
    $31,440 range bar $62,940
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians collect data and make maps of the Earth's surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps. They both assist surveyors, and cartographers and photogrammetrists.

What do they typically do

  • Enter the data from surveying instruments into computers, either in the field or in an office
  • Visit sites to record survey measurements and other descriptive data
  • Determine scales, line sizes, or colors for use in hard copies of computerized maps
  • Search for previous survey points, such as old stone markers
  • Select information from databases to create maps, and update/modify maps as needed
  • Set out stakes and marks to conduct the survey, and then retrieve them
  • Produce maps showing boundaries, water locations, elevation, and other features of the terrain
  • Operate surveying instruments to collect data on a location

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +0.9%
Job Openings 601

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