Survey Engineer

How much does a Survey Engineer make?

Entry Middle Senior
$46,000 $64,000 $80,000

What does a Survey Engineer do?

Survey Engineers are involved in the installation, operation and maintenance of survey equipment. Surveys are used to scan an area with sound or seismic data to determine the existence of oil reserves and generate a map of an area.

These engineers use tools such as GPS, side scan and multi-beam sonar to build an image of what an underground or undersea area looks like. Survey engineers can specialize in several proprietary technologies. They are also relied to help interpret and create reports based on the data, or even create new software to analyze data using proprietary models.

What education does a Survey Engineer need?

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or related fields. Time spent surveying in the military or construction projects can be substituted in many areas.