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

  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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
526129 24.543.9 37.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation76
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation61
UI claimants previously working in occupation104
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 203
Number of job position postings 20
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.2

Alaska Licensing Information

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Geomatics AAS
Geomatics Bac