Surveying @ Local 3
Help Preserve your industry
If you see anyone performing the work of a field surveyor who is not a Local 3 member whether it is utilizing GPS, Total Stations or other standard survey equipment on your job site please contact John Sanders at 916-698-5234 or John Rector at 916-844-4152 ASAP.
How do we define the boundaries of land, water and air? How are maps created? Who determines the topography of the earth below the water's surface before a bridge is built? The professional surveyor addresses these matters every day in the field.
The work of a surveyor is to make accurate and precise field measurements in order to determine the topography of the earth. There are many different types of surveyors, each specializing in measuring various aspects of the earth on which we live.
Professional surveyors can measure land, air space, and water areas, and are required to describe where a certain area of land is, what it looks like, and how much is there. Surveyors may define air space for airports, and measure construction and mineral sites. Geodetic Surveyors measure large areas of the earth's surface. Geophysical Prospecting Surveyors mark sites for exploration below the earth's surface, usually related to petroleum. Hydrographic surveyors study harbors, rivers and other bodies of water.
Prevailing Wage Updates
Fresno and Tulare Counties prevailing wages have changed and are now in-line with our Master Agreement for Technical Engineers and General Surveying. These rates had remained unchanged since 1986 until Local 3 filed a petition to review the rates. The State of California began a review of those rates in October of 2011. Finally, in September of 2012 the rates met the criteria to be adjusted to the current rates of the Master Agreement for Technical Engineers and General Surveying raising the prevailing wages in those counties by almost $40.00 per hour. See the new wage determinations below.
Fresno County Prevailing Wage
Tulare County Prevailing Wage
Prevailing Wage Determination (5.09.2011)
Read the DIR's Prevailing Wage Determination information below.
Jobs for surveyors
Jobs for surveyors are expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rapidly advancing technology is increasing demand for the highly-skilled surveyor-the 21st century promises to bring about exciting and innovative developments in surveying.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007