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Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Lead Land Surveyors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.07 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$43,103 - $90,637
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MEDIAN: $66,288
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$14.61 - $38.50
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,103 - $90,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,225  
Total Pay (?
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$34,675 - $90,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$21.71 - $46.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,225  
   
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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$34,675 - $90,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $42K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. Lead Land Surveyors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $78K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Lead Land Surveyors report making only $67K on average.

Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%