Mapping Technicians

General Information

Description

Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Job Outlook

Employment of surveying and mapping technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased demand for mapping technology is expected to require additional technicians to gather and prepare the data.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,380

State-by-state Salary

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$63,670
$19,080
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 48%
  • Some college 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 13%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • High school 8%
  • Master's degree 5%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Geography
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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