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Surveyors plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine the position of boundaries, locations, topographic features and built structures.


Graduate surveyors usually earn

$50K-$60K per year

Licensed surveyors usually earn

$70K-$120K per year

Source: Beca, Eighty4 Recruitment, Hays, University of Otago, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a surveyor are good due to a shortage of workers.
Surveyor using a total station in a field

Surveyors use technical equipment, such as total stations, to carry out land surveys

Last updated 5 July 2018