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Surveying and Mapping Technicians


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the May 2015 median hourly salary for all surveying and mapping technicians, regardless of the industry, was $20.20 (amounting to $42,010 for full-time work). The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $12.53 ($26,060 for full-time work), and the highest paid 10 percent earned over $32.77 an hour ($68,160 for full-time work). Technicians working for the public sector in federal, state, and local governments generally earn more per hour than those working in the private sector for engineering and architectural services. Surveying and mapping technicians working for state government agencies made an average of $44,380 per year.

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