Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by employer and area of the country. Wages also vary based on the surveyor's experience and level of education.
Benefits vary by employer. Most full-time surveyors receive typical benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.
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In Minnesota, about 692 surveyors work in this small occupation.
About 14 percent of surveyors are self-employed.
- Engineering and surveying companies
- Local and state government agencies
The government is spending more time planning for, and dealing with, emergencies. A major need for planning is a set of good maps. Surveyors will update existing maps or create new ones. Surveyors will also be needed to help improve the nation's roads, bridges, and water lines.
Opportunities will be best for surveyors who have at least a bachelor's degree and strong technical skills. Job openings will continue to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force.
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