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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

in Massachusetts

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).

Occupation Projection for Surveying and Mapping Technicians

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
173031  Surveying and Mapping Technicians 562 616 54 9.61 % 20 42 67 High school diploma or equivalent 

Surveying and Mapping Technicians Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    430  77 % 480  78 % 50  10 % $52,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    430  77 % 480  78 % 50  10 % $52,590
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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