Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Men make up the majority of Lead Land Surveyors in the United States, bringing in about $24.18 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Lead Land Surveyors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little less than half have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,778 - $97,125
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,371
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90%

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$13.69 - $33.98
(Median)
$14
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,778 - $97,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$8,844  
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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$33,142 - $95,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $33.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.50  
Overtime
$21.95 - $48.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,844  
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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$33,142 - $95,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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.


For Lead Land Surveyors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $48K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $69K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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