Career Overview

A land surveyor take measurements to determine the exact boundary of a property.


A four-year bachelor's degree in surveying, geomatics, or civil engineering, or a related field is required to obtain these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$35,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr
$98,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Land surveyors typically work for construction, architecture, or engineering firms. They can also work for the government. This position will likely require a lot of outside work, along with possibly a lot of walking and standing time.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada