What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Lead Land Surveyors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.33 per hour. For the most part, Lead Land Surveyors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and approximately half earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,829 - $94,541
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,922
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.40 - $38.75
(Median)
$14
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,829 - $94,541  
   
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).
)
$32,527 - $96,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $38.75  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$32,527 - $96,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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...

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.

Land Surveyor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor, Lead

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $45K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. For Lead Land Surveyors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $66K on average.

United States (change)

Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

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
26%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

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