A land surveyor uses specialized equipment and tools to analyze a land area for building construction projects. After evaluating the land, the surveyor prepares maps and documents to direct project supervisors. The average annual salary for a land surveyor was $59,570 as of May 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Surveyor Pay Details
Surveyors have a wide pay range. The bottom 10 percent of earners made at or below $32,130 per year in 2013, according to the BLS. The top 10 percent made at or above $91,790. State government surveyors had the highest industry average at $71,410 a year. Among the states, California had the highest average salaries for surveyors at $82,290 per year. Alaska had the next highest state average at $74,510.