Surveying and Mapping Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
60%
risk level
POLLING
64%
Based on 50 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$48,940
or $23.53 per hour
Volume
56,050
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.3/10

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Automation risk

60% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

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User poll

64% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 60% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Surveying and Mapping Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Surveying and Mapping Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 3.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Surveying and Mapping Technicians' was $48,940, or $23 per hour

'Surveying and Mapping Technicians' were paid 1.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 56,050 people employed as 'Surveying and Mapping Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Surveying and Mapping Technicians'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 17-3031.00

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Comments

SurveyDaddy69 (No chance) says
Good luck with having robots cut a line through the woods to get to property corners.

Sure, it is already automated. Robots do calculations for most surveyors already. However, there's a lot of work involved that robots simply can't do.
Sep 12, 2022 at 05:40 PM

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