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Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Lead Land Surveyors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.33 per hour. A strong majority enjoy medical while approximately one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two in five. Work is enjoyable for Lead Land Surveyors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$41,740 - $94,922
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,962
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$14.40 - $38.75
(Median)
$14
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,740 - $94,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$33,058 - $97,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $38.75  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$33,058 - $97,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

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

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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $45K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $52K. Lead Land Surveyors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $66K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 19%