Surveyor Helper

Perform duties to assist in surveying lands.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Surveyor Helpers do?

Performs any of following duties to assist in surveying land: Holds level or stadia rod at designated points to assist in determining elevations and laying out stakes for mapmaking, construction, mining, land, and other surveys. Calls out reading or writes station number and reading in notebook. Marks points of measurement with elevation, station number, or other identifying mark. Measures distance between survey points, using steel or cloth tape or surveyor’s chain. Marks measuring points with keel, paint sticks, scratches, tacks, or stakes. Places stakes at designated points and drives them into ground at specified elevation, using hammer or hatchet. Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey, using brush hook, knife, ax, or other cutting tools. May perform duties as directed by LAND SURVEYOR or SURVEYOR ASSISTANT, INSTRUMENTS. May perform one operation and be designated Brush Clearer, Surveying; Staker, Surveying; Surveyor Helper, Chain; Surveyor Helper, Rod.

Should I be a Surveyor Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Brush Clearer, Surveying, Form Scraper, HVAC Sheet Metal Installer Helper, Insulator Helper, Pipe Insulator Helper See More

    How to become a Surveyor Helper

    Surveyor Helpers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Surveyor Helper-related education!
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