Sector: Specialty

Land Surveyor

A land surveyor career could be for you if…
Your skills include mathematics, critical thinking and reading comprehension.
Your interests can be described as realistic, investigative and conventional.
Your values include relationships, independence and working conditions.

Career Overview

Land surveyors help determine property boundaries and provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation or dimensions of land. Features on or near the earth’s surface are relevant for engineering, map making, mining, land evaluation, construction and other purposes. In the forest industry, land surveyors plan and direct complex survey projects concerning boundary disputes, title claims, engineering surveys and right-of-way surveys. Land surveyors work both indoors and outdoors, and they may spend long periods of time walking over rough and uneven terrain in cold or hot weather. Therefore, people in this job should enjoy the outdoors.

Other job titles include: city surveyor, county surveyor, land surveyor, mine surveyor, registered land surveyor, surveyor.

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$39,060.00 - $106,880.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$18.78 - $51.38
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