DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational 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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||360||73||$32.23/hr||$1.09/hr||$24.22/hr||$26.79/hr||$31.40/hr||$37.18/hr||$42.86/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate||1,370||$24.79/hr||N/A|
|Electrical and Electronics Drafters||470||$26.01/hr||N/A|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||380||$27.15/hr||N/A|
|Surveying and Mapping Technicians||360||$25.81/hr||N/A|
|Cartographers and Photogrammetrists||120||$30.44/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Surveyors
- Plans ground surveys designed to establish base lines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements.
- Determines photographic equipment to be used, altitude from which to photograph terrain, and directs aerial surveys of specified geographical area.
- Surveys water bodies to determine navigable channels and to secure data for construction of breakwaters, piers, and other marine structures.
- Analyzes survey objectives and specifications, utilizing knowledge of survey uses.
- Prepares survey proposal or directs one or more phases of survey proposal preparation.
- Drafts or directs others to draft maps of survey data.
- Determines appropriate and economical methods and procedures for establishing survey control.
- Coordinates findings with work of engineering and architectural personnel, clients, and others concerned with project.
- Computes data necessary for driving and connecting underground passages, underground storage, and volume of underground deposits.
- Keeps accurate notes, records, and sketches to describe and certify work performed.
- Takes instrument readings of sun or stars and calculates longitude and latitude to determine specific area location.
- Studies weight, shape, size, and mass of earth, and variations in earth's gravitational field, using astronomic observations and complex computation.
- Estimates cost of survey.
- Locates and marks sites selected for geophysical prospecting activities, such as locating petroleum or mineral products.
- Conducts research in surveying and mapping methods using knowledge of techniques of photogrammetric map compilation, electronic data processing, and flight and control planning.
- Computes geodetic measurements and interprets survey data to determine position, shape, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
- Prepares charts and tables and makes precise determinations of elevations and records other characteristics of terrain.
- Establishes fixed points for use in making maps, using geodetic and engineering instruments.