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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 394412 4.612 1630
United States 44,80049,800 11.21,400 1,9003,800

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.6617.3622.96 30.4940.4450.41
Alaska 41.8526.2134.46 42.5149.5957.40
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 43.8032.2037.03 44.0350.8458.11
Fairbanks North Star Borough 37.9523.9230.67 35.8246.1156.47
Balance of State **30.67 *46.11*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

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

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

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

Training Resources

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Surveyor Assistant, Instruments Apprenticeship