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Career and Education Opportunities for Surveyors in Wyoming

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and most populous city is Cheyenne.

About 300 people are currently employed as surveyors in Wyoming. By 2016, this is expected to grow 39% to about 420 people employed. This is better than the national trend for surveyors, which sees this job pool growing by about 14.9% over the next eight years. Surveyors generally make exact measurements and determine property boundaries.

A person working as a surveyor can expect to earn about $25 hourly or $52,750 annually on average in Wyoming and about $25 per hour or $52,980 per year on average in the U.S. as a whole. Compared with people working in the overall category of Surveying, people working as surveyors in Wyoming earn more. They earn more than people working in the overall category of Surveying nationally. Jobs in this field include: engineer, survey engineer, and land surveyor manager.

In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. About 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist destinations include the Cowgirls of the West Museum & Gifts, the Union Pacific Historical Society, and the Nelson Museum of the West.

CITIES WITH Surveyor OPPORTUNITIES IN Wyoming


JOB DESCRIPTION: Surveyor

Surveyor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, surveyors make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. They also provide data relevant to the shape, contour, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, and other purposes.

Every day, surveyors are expected to be able to understand events and object details at a distance. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they deal with basic arithmetic problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Wyoming include:

  • Cartographer. Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
  • Survey Technician. Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.
  • Surveying Technician. Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Wyoming

Wyoming
Wyoming photo by David Jolley

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and most populous city is Cheyenne. In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist destinations include the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Nelson Museum of the West, and the Union Pacific Historical Society.