Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Lead Land Surveyors in the United States pull down an average of $24.24 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Land Surveyors. The vast majority of Lead Land Surveyors (86 percent) who took the survey are men.

$37,632 - $100,997
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $71,107
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$15.21 - $35.39
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MEDIAN: $24.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,632 - $100,997  
   
Bonus
$51.52 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$34,420 - $96,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $35.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.50  
Overtime
$21.09 - $47.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$51.52 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$34,420 - $96,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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 who transition into an upper level Professional Land Surveyor position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Professional Land Surveyor makes $65K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor, Lead

Pay by Experience for a Land Surveyor, Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Land Surveyor, Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Land Surveyor, Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Land Surveyor, Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 23 salaries. A Land Surveyor, Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 26 salaries.

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor, Lead

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 24%
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