The median annual wage for surveyors was $58,020 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,850, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $95,800.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for surveyors in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Architectural, engineering, and related services
Surveyors usually work full time. When construction activity is high, they may work more hours than usual.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics