Surveying & mapping technicians

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Total Workforce

59.2k

Average Age

41.7

Average Salary

$49,281

Average Male Salary

$51,246

Average Female Salary

$32,921

About

Surveying & mapping technicians are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Surveying & mapping technicians was $49,281 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Surveying & mapping technicians by wage are Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Surveying & mapping technicians are Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Surveying & mapping technicians are Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC.

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 Other professional, scientific & technical services . 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

$49,281

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,189

In 2018, Surveying & mapping technicians earned an average of $49,281, $4,607 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Elementary & middle school teachers make somewhat more than Surveying & mapping technicians while Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists 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

0.314

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Surveying & mapping technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.314, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Surveying & mapping technicians

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 economic programs & space research.

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Industries by Share

59.2k

2018 Workforce

± 5,974

-1.17%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.4%

The number of people employed as Surveying & mapping technicians has been declining at a rate of -1.17%, from 59,925 people in 2017 to 59,226 people in 2018.

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  64.7%, followed by Construction with 11% and Administration of economic programs & space research with 3.35%.

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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 41.4 and of female Surveying & mapping technicians is 44, and the most common race/ethnicity for Surveying & mapping technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

52.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,645

6.35k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,956

89.3% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

82% of Surveying & mapping technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.4% of Surveying & mapping technicians, White (Hispanic) 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

41.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.47

44

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.2

The median age of Surveying & mapping technicians is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 2.62 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Surveying & mapping technicians hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED 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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