Land Surveyor, Lead Salary
Lead Land Surveyors in the United States take home an average $24.30 per hour. Men account for the majority of Lead Land Surveyors who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Most Lead Land Surveyors report high levels of job satisfaction.
|Salary||$37,801 - $100,828|
|Bonus||$255.32 - $9,933|
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|$35,298 - $97,808|
|Hourly Rate||$15.87 - $35.61|
|Overtime||$22.41 - $50.90|
|Bonus||$255.32 - $9,933|
|Total Pay (||$35,298 - $97,808|
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.Read More...
The lead land surveyor will have a variety of responsibilities. Some surveyors will even specialize in mapping the ocean floor. Some responsibilities and duties associated with a lead land surveyor include verifying the accuracy of survey data, verifying measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites, calculating heights and depths, searching legal records, searching survey records, searching land titles, obtaining information about properties, directing and conducting surveys regarding legal boundaries on properties, preparing and supervising the preparation of all data and records relating to surveys, writing descriptions of property boundaries, recording the results of surveys, coordinating the findings with architectural and engineering teams, adjusting surveying instruments, and conducting surveys to establish measurements and baselines. This position requires a person with innate leadership skills and expert accuracy. This person should pay high attention to detail and have excellent organizational skills. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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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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