Surveyors (17-1022)

Occupation description:  Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 471450 -4.50 1414
United States 44,30043,400 -2.00 1,3701,370

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.5216.1721.32 28.5637.8947.29
Alaska 37.8621.6528.26 38.6846.6851.90
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.3721.0425.76 39.3746.8852.05
Southeast Region 38.2028.2833.31 37.0141.2447.94

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
42280 19.046.8 40.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation96
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation67
UI claimants previously working in occupation108
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 235
Number of job position postings 14
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 16.8

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency