about the job
A surveyor makes precise measurements to determine property boundaries. To prepare sites for construction projects and to prevent any legal disputes, surveyors use those boundary lines. A surveyor also helps collect data used to determine the shape of the Earth’s surface. Engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects use this information.
what you'll do
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licenses, certifications, and registrations
Surveyors must be licensed in order to provide services to the public and to certify legal documents. However, a survey technician with four years of experience may be able to become licensed in Maryland following several competency tests. In many states, an associate’s degree in surveying, coupled with several years of work experience under a licensed surveyor, may be sufficient. Most states also have continuing education requirements. The licensing requirements for Maryland can be found at the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s website.
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types of surveyors
what you'll get paid
The average salary is $63,133 but will vary depending on experience and training.