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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment30
Mean wage$27.72
Entry wage$22.31
10th percentile wage$21.36
50th percentile wage$27.34
90th percentile wage$35.96
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Professional and Business Services2060.5%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Professional and Business Services2025.03
Surveying and Mapping Technicians (17-3031)
Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of a 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 topographical maps. Exclude "Surveyors" (17-1022), "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists" (17-1021), and "Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$27.34 $38.96  -$11.62
2016$26.70+2.4%$38.05 +2.4%-$11.34
2015$26.19+2.0%$37.32 +2.0%-$11.13
2014$25.70+1.9%$36.62 +1.9%-$10.92
2013$25.21+1.9%$35.92 +1.9%-$10.71
2012$24.72+2.0%$35.22 +2.0%-$10.50
2011$24.33+1.6%$34.68 +1.6%-$10.34
2010$23.91+1.8%$34.07 +1.8%-$10.16
2009$23.65+1.1%$33.70 +1.1%-$10.05
2008$22.95+3.1%$32.70 +3.1%-$9.75
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$27.34 $21.67  $5.67
2016$26.70+2.4%$20.98 +3.3%$5.72
2015$26.19+2.0%$20.54 +2.1%$5.65
2014$25.70+1.9%$20.10 +2.2%$5.60
2013$25.21+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$5.51
2012$24.72+2.0%$19.36 +1.7%$5.36
2011$24.33+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$5.28
2010$23.91+1.8%$18.73 +1.7%$5.18
2009$23.65+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$5.17
2008$22.95+3.1%$18.00 +2.6%$4.94
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$31.4950
South Central$24.9670
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$24.9670
North Central$31.4950
Wages in other areas
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