Interested in working with the latest technology, including GPS, lasers and the Mexican backhoe. We just fired an idiot and are looking to replace him. Not so much for the idiot position, but the surveyor in training position. Great career opportunity. I am billed out at $300 an hour so there is definitely good money in surveying, once you get licensed. I started out about 5 or 6 months ago and already have nearly doubled my salary, got a company truck, company cell phone and a computer. Downsides include starting at the bottom, hot summers in Arizona and working for me.