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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians



Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps. Excludes “Surveyors" (17-1022), "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists" (17-1021), and "Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 7012$30.22/hr$19.02/hr$24.18/hr$30.80/hr$37.10/hr$39.61/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction20$38.36/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$39.04/hr
Information60$23.97/hr
Professional and Business Services450$24.61/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration150$30.80/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$25.15/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$24.23/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$30.41/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$24.42/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$24.22/hr4.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$24.11/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$30.80/hr-2.6%
Southeast Balance of State 70$23.97/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$29.11/hr0.0%
Southeast Minnesota 80$23.97/hr5.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$24.78/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$28.16/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$24.78/hr-2.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 370$30.72/hr0.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 420$30.72/hrN/A
Minnesota 740$29.69/hr1.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Surveyors 1,090$30.59/hr4.9%
Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians 50$26.38/hrN/A
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 310$39.34/hr7.8%


  • Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.
  • Design or develop information databases that include geographic or topographic data.
  • Compile information necessary to stake projects for construction, using engineering plans.
  • Analyze aerial photographs to detect and interpret significant military, industrial, resource, or topographical data.
  • Identify and compile database information to create requested maps.
  • Check all layers of maps to ensure accuracy, identifying and marking errors and making corrections.
  • Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
  • Compile information necessary to stake projects for construction, using engineering plans.
  • Identify and compile database information to create requested maps.
  • Check all layers of maps to ensure accuracy, identifying and marking errors and making corrections.