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Geodetic Surveyors

Overview

Geodetic surveyors make exact measurements and locations of elevations, points, lines, and contours on or near Earth's surface. They measure distances between points to determine property boundaries and to provide data for mapmaking, construction projects, and other engineering purposes. They use satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems, and other related sources for their measurements. There are approximately 43,340 surveyors employed in the United States. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Geodetic Survey Firm Owner

Geodetic Surveyor, Chief of Party

Geodetic Surveyor

Geodetic Surveying Technician

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