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Occupational Report for Surveying and Mapping Technicians (17-3031) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of a 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 topographical maps. Exclude "Surveyors" (17-1022), "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists" (17-1021), and "Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (19-2042).

Employment Outlook for Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Surveying and Mapping Technicians There are 20 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 20 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
On-Call Survey Office Technician - Portland 4/10/14 Portland $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
On-Call Survey Field Technician - Portland 4/10/14 Portland $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
Survey Office Techician 2 (T2) 4/4/14 Bend
Survey Office Techician 2 (T2) 4/4/14 Bend
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Lakeview
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Medford
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 North Bend
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Portland
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Salem
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Eugene
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Vale
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Prineville
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Roseburg
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Salem
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Vale
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Prineville
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Roseburg
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Klamath Falls
Survey Aid/Technician 3/30/14 Tillamook
Roof Study Crew 3/14/14 Canby $11.00/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Surveying and Mapping Technicians The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 24 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 24 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Survey Technician 4/16/14 Portland BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT -
Survey Technician 4/15/14 Portland BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT -
Survey Technician 4/15/14 Portland BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT -
Survey Office Techician 2 (T2) 4/2/14 Bend NANA Regional Corporation
Survey Office Techician 2 (T2) 4/2/14 Bend NANA Family of Companies
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Salem Department of the Interior
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Vale Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Vale Department of the Interior
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Prineville Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Prineville Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 North Bend Department of the Interior
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Klamath Falls Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Tillamook Department of the Interior
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Lakeview Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Medford Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Roseburg Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Eugene Department of the Interior
Cartographic Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Roseburg Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Portland Department of the Interior
Survey Aid/Technician 3/28/14 Salem Department of the Interior
Survey Technician 2 2/7/14 Salem OBEC Consulting Engineers
Survey Technician 2 2/7/14 Eugene OBEC Consulting Engineers
Survey Technician 2 2/7/14 Medford OBEC Consulting Engineers
Survey Technician 2 2/7/14 Lake Oswego OBEC Consulting Engineers
State of Oregon License Information for Surveying and Mapping Technicians No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $14.96 $19.45 $22.56 $27.79 $34.39 $23.69 $49,274
Multnomah / Washington 15.22 20.27 22.94 29.11 36.63 24.77 51,504
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 16.68 19.95 22.81 27.02 30.00 23.15 48,141
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 17.30 20.12 23.30 26.53 28.62 23.03 47,894
Lane 15.69 19.49 24.44 30.47 35.76 24.89 51,764
Douglas 15.74 16.81 18.22 24.22 27.97 20.17 41,960
Coos / Curry 15.25 16.01 17.54 23.84 26.57 19.23 39,997
Jackson / Josephine 13.67 16.73 19.78 22.66 31.71 20.39 42,404
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 17.73 20.36 22.74 27.12 31.78 23.19 48,236
Klamath / Lake 18.78 19.91 21.46 23.02 24.63 21.09 43,856
Grant / Harney / Malheur 16.44 18.07 20.68 23.32 40.90 23.03 47,893
Clackamas 11.48 24.69 27.05 29.42 35.30 26.26 54,614
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,178 1,409 231 19.6% 23 25 48
Multnomah / Washington 473 575 102 21.6% 10 10 20
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 103 126 23 22.3% 2 2 5
Clackamas 101 118 17 16.8% 2 2 4
Lane 81 99 18 22.2% 2 2 4
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 59 66 7 11.9% 1 1 2
Jackson / Josephine 48 52 4 8.3% 0 1 1
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 43 50 7 16.3% 1 1 2
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 42 54 12 28.6% 1 1 2
Douglas 34 39 5 14.7% 1 1 1
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 28 41 13 46.4% 1 1 2
Coos / Curry 22 23 1 4.5% 0 0 1
Morrow / Umatilla 16 17 1 6.2% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 16 17 1 6.2% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 10 9 -1 -10.0% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 6 7 1 16.7% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Utilities Private 42
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Private 24
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 795
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 733
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 58
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 11
Administrative and Support Services Private 11
Federal Government (Non-Postal) Federal 86
Utilities Local 14
Water, Sewage and Other Systems Local 13
Public Administration Local 203
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local 193
Educational Requirements for Surveying and Mapping Technicians Workers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter this occupation. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Surveying and Mapping Technicians
  • Apply Field Notes To Detailed Technical Drawings
  • Apply Land Surveying Techniques
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Regulations To Surveying And Construction Activities
  • Apply Research Methodology To Science Or Engineering
  • Conduct Land And Related Surveys
  • Conduct Topographical Surveys
  • Geocode Data
  • Interpret Property Documents
  • Judge Distances
  • Locate And Identify Underground Utilities
  • Maintain Blueprinting Equipment
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Prepare Maps And Charts
  • Read And Interpret Aerial Photographs
  • Read Maps
  • Research Property Records
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Compass, Dividers, Protractors And Triangles To Draw Manually
  • Use Design And Graphics Principles In Civil Technology And Mapmaking
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Gis Software
  • Use Land And Site Surveying Instruments And Techniques
  • Use Trigonometry
  • Visualize Spatial Relationships In Construction And Mapping
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Surveying and Mapping Technicians The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801
Phone: (541) 885-1000
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-4433
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Surveying and Mapping Technicians These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Clackamas Community College
Lane Community College
Rogue Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Surveying and Mapping Technicians matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Surveyors 43%
Architectural And Civil Drafters 42%
Cartographers And Photogrammetrists 42%
Civil Engineering Technicians 37%
Drafters, All Other 36%