Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Lead Land Surveyors in the United States can expect wages of $23.36 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Lead Land Surveyors (89 percent) who took the survey are men.

$35,773 - $101,254
$36K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,300
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$14.80 - $33.98
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MEDIAN: $23.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,773 - $101,254  
   
Bonus
$48.94 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,872 - $95,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $33.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.50  
Overtime
$19.58 - $45.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$48.94 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,872 - $95,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Land Surveyor, Lead

A lead land surveyor is the person who is responsible for measuring and maintaining maps and legal descriptions via surveys of a specified pieces of land. This position can work for a variety of organizations, but this person will be primarily employed by governmental agencies or individually contracted. This surveyor will usually keep weekday, daytime hours. This person will take charge of a team of assistant surveyors. A lead land surveyor will generally be required to attain a degree in a field such as forestry, geology, or civil engineering. Multiple years of practical experience and the completion of a state-issued licensure program are also required.

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Land Surveyor, Lead Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of land development plans and correspondence.
  • Produce drawings from raw survey data through the finished product.
  • Perform field surveying to obtain data for base plans.
  • Perform construction stake-out and boundary surveys.
  • Maintain and store of drawing files for active projects.

Common Career Paths for Land Surveyor, Lead


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Lead Land Surveyors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Professional Land Surveyor. Median pay for Professional Land Surveyors is $65K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor, Lead

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Lead Land Surveyors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Lead Land Surveyors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $47K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $50K. Lead Land Surveyors bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $72K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor, Lead

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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