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How much does a Surveyor make in the United States?

Average Surveyor Hourly Wage in the United States

Surveyors earn a median hourly wage of $27.89. Hourly wages typically start from $15.79 and go up to $46.06.

Average Surveyor Yearly Salary in the United States

Surveyors earn a median salary of $58,020 per year. Salaries typically start from $32,850 and go up to $95,800.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Surveyor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Surveyor Earnings

The highest earning Surveyors in the United States earn:

$46.06
an hour
$95,800
per year
Senior Surveyor Earnings

Senior Surveyors in the United States earn:

$37.13
an hour
$77,230
per year
Experienced Surveyor Earnings

Experienced Surveyors in the United States earn:

$27.89
an hour
$58,020
per year
Junior Surveyor Earnings

Junior Surveyors in the United States earn:

$20.86
an hour
$43,380
per year
Starting Surveyor Earnings

Starting Surveyors in the United States earn:

$15.79
an hour
$32,850
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Surveyor salary comparison

Surveyors earn more than 79% percent of Trades careers. Surveyor salaries are in the top 61% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Surveyors in the United States

Surveyor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Surveyor Salary in District of Columbia $42.10 $87,570 # 1
Surveyor Salary in Alaska $41.07 $85,420 # 2
Surveyor Salary in California $40.51 $84,270 # 3
Surveyor Salary in New York $33.30 $69,260 # 4
Surveyor Salary in New Jersey $34.64 $72,040 # 5
Surveyor Salary in Washington $34.60 $71,980 # 6
Surveyor Salary in Minnesota $31.69 $65,910 # 7
Surveyor Salary in Nevada $32.72 $68,050 # 8
Surveyor Salary in Oregon $32.78 $68,180 # 9
Surveyor Salary in Utah $29.27 $60,880 # 10
Surveyor Salary in Idaho $30.17 $62,760 # 11
Surveyor Salary in North Dakota $29.04 $60,400 # 12
Surveyor Salary in Maryland $27.44 $57,080 # 13
Surveyor Salary in Wyoming $29.28 $60,900 # 14
Surveyor Salary in Pennsylvania $28.31 $58,880 # 15
Surveyor Salary in Florida $26.60 $55,320 # 16
Surveyor Salary in New Mexico $28.61 $59,510 # 17
Surveyor Salary in Texas $27.10 $56,370 # 18
Surveyor Salary in Delaware $29.89 $62,170 # 19
Surveyor Salary in Connecticut $28.35 $58,960 # 20
Surveyor Salary in Montana $27.98 $58,190 # 21
Surveyor Salary in Massachusetts $27.40 $56,990 # 22
Surveyor Salary in North Carolina $26.63 $55,390 # 23
Surveyor Salary in Illinois $27.42 $57,030 # 24
Surveyor Salary in Louisiana $25.65 $53,360 # 25
Surveyor Salary in Hawaii $27.03 $56,230 # 26
Surveyor Salary in Iowa $27.43 $57,050 # 27
Surveyor Salary in Ohio $27.58 $57,360 # 28
Surveyor Salary in Virginia $25.10 $52,210 # 29
Surveyor Salary in South Dakota $26.16 $54,410 # 30
Surveyor Salary in Arizona $25.42 $52,880 # 31
Surveyor Salary in Wisconsin $27.17 $56,520 # 32
Surveyor Salary in Kansas $25.08 $52,160 # 33
Surveyor Salary in Colorado $25.69 $53,430 # 34
Surveyor Salary in Indiana $24.60 $51,170 # 35
Surveyor Salary in Missouri $24.15 $50,230 # 36
Surveyor Salary in New Hampshire $25.65 $53,350 # 37
Surveyor Salary in Georgia $24.23 $50,400 # 38
Surveyor Salary in Alabama $24.44 $50,840 # 39
Surveyor Salary in Maine $24.43 $50,810 # 40
Surveyor Salary in West Virginia $22.64 $47,100 # 41
Surveyor Salary in Michigan $23.36 $48,580 # 42
Surveyor Salary in Nebraska $23.12 $48,080 # 43
Surveyor Salary in Oklahoma $22.66 $47,130 # 44
Surveyor Salary in Kentucky $23.60 $49,090 # 45
Surveyor Salary in Vermont $24.83 $51,640 # 46
Surveyor Salary in Mississippi $21.60 $44,930 # 47
Surveyor Salary in Arkansas $21.12 $43,930 # 48
Surveyor Salary in Tennessee $20.71 $43,070 # 49
Surveyor Salary in South Carolina $18.40 $38,270 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Surveyor

Interested in becoming a Surveyor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good surveyor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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