Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

An average Lead Land Surveyor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $24.49 per hour. The majority of Lead Land Surveyors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Men make up the vast majority of Lead Land Surveyors (88 percent) who took the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,319 - $102,124
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MEDIAN: $68,997
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$14.75 - $34.69
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MEDIAN: $24.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,319 - $102,124  
   
Bonus
$48.94 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$33,392 - $97,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $34.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.50  
Overtime
$19.58 - $45.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$33,392 - $97,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $54K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $51K. Lead Land Surveyors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Lead Land Surveyors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $74K.

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor, Lead

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Mid-Career
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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