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Surveyors

Surveyors
Quick Facts : Surveyors*
2010 Median Pay$54,880
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201251,200
Job Outlook25% (Faster than average)
Employment Change13,000


Surveyors update boundary lines and prepare sites for construction so that legal disputes are prevented. They measure the Earth?s surface to collect data that are used to draw maps, determine the shape and contour of parcels of land, and set property lines and boundaries. Surveyors work with civil engineers, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners to develop comprehensive design documents.

What Surveyors Do

  • Measure distances, directions, and angles between points on, above, and below the Earth's surface
  • Select known reference points and then determine the exact location of important features in the survey area using special equipment
  • Present findings to clients, government agencies, and others
  • Write descriptions of land for deeds, leases, and other legal documents
  • Provide expert testimony in court regarding their work or that of other surveyors

Work Environment

Surveyors work outdoors in many types of terrain, and they also work indoors to prepare legal documents and other reports. Surveyors usually work full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of surveyors is expected to grow 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, as a result from increased construction related to improving infrastructure.
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Pay

In May 2010, the average salary of surveyors was $54,880.
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Surveyors*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Surveyors

54880

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

71525.1724

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Surveyors*
Percent Change in Employment

Surveyors

25.3906

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

13.188106742398492

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Surveyors

Surveyors typically need a bachelor's degree. They must be licensed before they can provide surveying services to the public and certify legal documents.
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