Land Surveyor

What Does A Land Surveyor Do?

A land surveyor take measurements to determine the exact boundary of a property.

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How Do I Become A Land Surveyor?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in surveying, geomatics, or civil engineering, or a related field is required to obtain these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Land Surveyor?

High – 98,000
Median – 62,000
Low – 35,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Land Surveyor?

  • Science – As much as possible!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • 3D Design & Printing

What Is The Work Environment For A Land Surveyor?

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.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Land Surveyor?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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