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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 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. Excludes "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 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Surveying and Mapping Technicians There are 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Survey Technician 6/18/14 Eugene $15.00/hr Neg.
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 3 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 3 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
SURVEY TECHNICIAN 1 8/18/14 Hillsboro Washington County
CAD Technician (1110_10452006) 8/10/14 Sutherlin Orenco Systems
CAD Technician (1110_10448901) 8/9/14 Sutherlin Orenco Systems
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 ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $16.56 $19.89 $22.62 $27.89 $34.44 $24.10 $50,126
Multnomah / Washington 19.14 20.63 22.79 28.53 36.09 25.12 52,250
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 17.81 20.81 24.29 28.81 32.84 24.47 50,911
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 16.80 19.57 23.22 26.59 28.75 22.87 47,584
Lane 15.86 17.95 23.91 29.78 36.01 24.50 50,972
Douglas 13.28 15.69 18.42 24.48 28.39 19.64 40,848
Coos / Curry 16.02 16.96 19.02 22.33 26.16 19.93 41,462
Jackson / Josephine 12.97 14.35 17.55 21.38 23.28 18.31 38,086
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 19.50 20.83 24.88 28.95 32.70 24.87 51,720
Klamath / Lake 19.38 20.21 21.58 22.96 24.52 21.66 45,056
Clackamas 23.90 25.25 27.51 29.88 36.25 27.91 58,052
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Surveying and Mapping Technicians
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 885 1,032 147 16.6% 15 16 31
Multnomah / Washington 337 397 60 17.8% 6 6 12
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 89 100 11 12.4% 1 2 3
Lane 68 81 13 19.1% 1 1 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 54 63 9 16.7% 1 1 2
Clackamas 42 47 5 11.9% 0 1 1
Jackson / Josephine 38 43 5 13.2% 0 1 1
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 30 35 5 16.7% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 27 28 1 3.7% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 26 32 6 23.1% 1 0 1
Douglas 24 28 4 16.7% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 22 25 3 13.6% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 14 15 1 7.1% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 11 15 4 36.4% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9 10 1 11.1% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 8 8 0 0.0% 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 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 885
Total All Industries Private 656
Utilities Private 38
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Private 25
Natural Gas Distribution Private 11
Information Private 16
Publishing Industries (except Internet) Private 10
Software Publishers Private 10
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 586
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 572
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 12
Total All Industries Federal 70
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 70
Total All Industries Local 156
Water, Sewage and Other Systems Local 12
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 132
Educational Requirements for Surveying and Mapping Technicians The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. 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:
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 44%
Cartographers And Photogrammetrists 42%
Architectural And Civil Drafters 41%
Civil Engineering Technicians 38%
Drafters, All Other 36%