Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Lead Land Surveyors earn an average of $23.56 per hour. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Lead Land Surveyors is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,729 - $92,686
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,046
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$13.80 - $36.06
(Median)
$14
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,729 - $92,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
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$34,287 - $93,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.80 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $49.45  
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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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$34,287 - $93,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $48K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $49K on average. Lead Land Surveyors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. For some reason, Lead Land Surveyors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $61K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 20%
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