Surveying & mapping technicians

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Total Workforce

59.9k

Average Age

42.1

Estimated Job Growth

10.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$50,545

Average Male Salary

$51,813

Average Female Salary

$32,969

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Surveying & mapping technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Surveying & mapping technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Surveying & mapping technicians, by average wage, is Computer Systems Design. Surveying & mapping technicians are paid most in St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,545

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,122

In 2017, Surveying & mapping technicians earned an average of $50,545, $1,520 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Loan interviewers & clerks make somewhat more than Surveying & mapping technicians while Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Surveying & mapping technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.318

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Surveying & mapping technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.318, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Surveying & mapping technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Surveying & mapping technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Surveying & mapping technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Surveying & mapping technicians, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Construction, and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Surveying & mapping technicians, by average wage, are Computer Systems Design, Support activities for mining, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Industries by Share

59.9k

2017 Workforce

± 6,009

-4.84%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.7%

The number of people employed as Surveying & mapping technicians has been declining at a rate of -4.84%, from 62,974 people in 2016 to 59,925 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Surveying & mapping technicians employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Surveying & mapping technicians at  65.7%, followed by Construction with 11.4% and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 2.67%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Surveying & mapping technicians in the US. The average age of male Surveying & mapping technicians in the workforce is 41.7 and of female Surveying & mapping technicians is 46.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Surveying & mapping technicians is White.

Gender Composition

55.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,803

4.03k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,559

93.3% of Surveying & mapping technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Surveying & mapping technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Surveying & mapping technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

85.6% of Surveying & mapping technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.85% of Surveying & mapping technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Surveying & mapping technicians.

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Age by Gender

41.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.44

46.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.2

The median age of Surveying & mapping technicians is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 5.03 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Surveying & mapping technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Surveying & mapping technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Surveying & mapping technicians hold a major in Social Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Surveying & mapping technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Surveying & mapping technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Surveying & mapping technicians need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Surveying & mapping technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Surveying & mapping technicians are expected to see a growth of 10.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

10.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Surveying & mapping technicians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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