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.
- Cartographic Aide
- Cartographic Technician
- Field Map Technician
- Geophysical Prospecting Surveying Technician
- GIS Mapping Technician
- Mineral Surveying Technician
- Surveying Technician
- Topography Technician
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $62,010.00 with most people making between $35,420.00 and $90,830.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 3,200 people in California. It is projected that there will be 3,600 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 40 openings due to growth and about 60 replacement openings for approximately 100 total annual openings.