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Census, Labor Data on Surveying

Monday, September 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Khea Adams
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According to Census Bureau data (2012 Economic Census), there are 7,820 firms in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541370 - Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services.  Total revenue in the market is $5,594,247,000 ($5.5 billion).  There are 46,356 employees in these firms. The average surveying and mapping firm has annual revenue of $715,376 and 5.9 employees, with revenue of $120,680 per employee.

According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean wage is $65,300 for a surveyor and $46,350 for a surveying and mapping technician.  This is above the median wage for all workers in the United States of $44,564 per year.

A 2017 Economic Census was conducted, but the results have not yet been published by the Census Bureau.


Note that NAICS code 541370 applies to firms primarily engaged in surveying and mapping.   Data for a separate NAICS Code, 541330, includes data for firms primarily engaged in engineering services.