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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment50
Mean wage$26.92
Entry wage$19.65
10th percentile wage$17.90
50th percentile wage$27.08
90th percentile wage$36.32
Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services4089.4%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional and Business Services40$27.15
Surveying and Mapping Technicians (17-3031)
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 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (17-1021), Surveyors" (17-1022), and Geoscientists ex. Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$27.08 $39.58  -$12.50
2019$26.22+3.3%$38.32 +3.3%-$12.10
2018$25.53+2.7%$37.32 +2.7%-$11.78
2017$24.94+2.4%$36.46 +2.4%-$11.51
2016$24.55+1.6%$35.88 +1.6%-$11.33
2015$24.08+2.0%$35.19 +2.0%-$11.11
2014$23.63+1.9%$34.54 +1.9%-$10.90
2013$23.18+1.9%$33.88 +1.9%-$10.69
2012$22.73+2.0%$33.22 +2.0%-$10.49
2011$22.37+1.6%$32.70 +1.6%-$10.32
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$27.08 $21.91  $5.17
2019$26.22+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%$5.20
2018$25.53+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%$5.15
2017$24.94+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$5.11
2016$24.55+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%$5.17
2015$24.08+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%$5.10
2014$23.63+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%$5.06
2013$23.18+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%$4.98
2012$22.73+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%$4.84
2011$22.37+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$4.77
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 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $34.4080
Southwest $30.17100
Eastern $29.4140
South Central $27.7270
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $30.17100
North Central $34.4080
South Central $27.7270
Northwest $27.0850
Wages in other areas
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