Survey Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Survey Technician"How much does a Survey Technician in the federal government get paid? $54,224.78* *Based on the 2021 average.
Survey Technician was the 373rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 100 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Bureau of Land Management hired the most employees titled Survey Technical, with an average salary of $52,891.
Government Survey Technical jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Survey Technical job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.
Agencies that have hired a Survey Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Bureau of Land Management||40||$52,891.35|
|Federal Highway Administration||11||$74,368.18|
|Bureau of Reclamation||8||$52,464.75|
|International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico||3||$49,986.33|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||2||$54,451.50|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||2||$62,342.50|
|St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation||1||$80,772.00|
|Indian Health Service||1||$63,598.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||1||$76,869.00|
Survey Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Survey Technician is $54,224.78. The highest paid Survey Technician made $92,353 in 2021.
Common Survey Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Survey Technical Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||96|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||3|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Technical and Medical Support|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Survey Technical jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Safety Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Statistical Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Data Transcriber||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Transportation Clerk and Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Insurance Accounts||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Survey Technical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Survey Technician was $34,504. Since then, the average pay has increased to $54,225 in 2021.
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