Career Details

Land Surveyor

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
Future Outlook

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

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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.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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