There are currently an estimated 44,800 surveyors in the United States. The surveyor job market is expected to grow by 11.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are surveyors?

CareerExplorer rates surveyors with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,100 surveyors. That number is based on 5,000 additional surveyors, and the retirement of 4,100 existing surveyors.

What’s the supply of surveyors?

The surveyor industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Surveyor job market by state

State Name Employed Surveyors
California 4,470
Texas 3,680
Florida 3,510
New York 2,100
Pennsylvania 1,510
Colorado 1,460
Virginia 1,410
Illinois 1,170
Massachusetts 1,170
Ohio 1,150
New Jersey 1,100
North Carolina 1,040
Michigan 1,030
Washington 970
Georgia 970
Louisiana 930
Maryland 920
Indiana 880
Minnesota 840
Tennessee 840
South Carolina 810
Arizona 800
Wisconsin 760
Oklahoma 690
Missouri 690
Oregon 640
Kentucky 590
Alabama 560
Utah 530
West Virginia 490
Kansas 480
Connecticut 480
Arkansas 470
Mississippi 430
Montana 360
Nevada 350
Idaho 310
Alaska 300
Iowa 300
North Dakota 290
Nebraska 290
New Mexico 270
Maine 240
Wyoming 230
New Hampshire 190
Hawaii 180
South Dakota 140
Puerto Rico 120
Delaware 110
Vermont 80