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Surveying and Mapping Technicians (17-3031)

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps. Excludes Surveyors (17-1022), Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (17-1021), and Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 174 198 13.79 5 17 24
United States 56800 59900 0.0 1600 5200 7200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 23.93 14.00 17.19 22.21 29.05 37.25
Alaska 33.99 23.16 26.51 30.50 37.60 49.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.21 20.01 25.79 29.35 35.00 39.59
Balance of State * * * * * *

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