• Surveying and Mapping Technicians
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 43,420
    $27,650 range bar $64,840
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Surveying and mapping technicians assist surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists. They collect data and make maps of the earth's surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps.

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

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 478

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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