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Salary

Everyone wants to know the bottom line. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the bottom line is green, very green for surveyors.

The stats show that the starting salary for a surveyor is $44,000 annually. Add a few years of experience and the salary quickly grows to $68,000 annually. Surveyors who own their own firms easily pull six-figure salaries.

Starting salary for surveying technicians, who generally have 2-year degrees, is $35,000 annually.