How Much Money Does a Land Surveyor Make?

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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 $65,590 as of May 2020, 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 $37,690 per year in 2020, according to the BLS. The top 10 percent made at or above $109,010. State government surveyors had the highest industry average at $76,220 a year. Among the states, California had the highest average salaries for surveyors at $97,650 per year. New Jersey had the next highest state average at $89,040.

Surveyors salary

  • Top 10% Annual Salary: More than $109,010 ($52.41/hour)
  • Median Annual Salary: $65,590 ($31.53/hour)
  • Bottom 10% Annual Salary: Less than $37,690 ($18.12/hour)