Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Men make up the majority of Lead Land Surveyors in the United States, bringing in about $23.56 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to two-fifths.

$40,829 - $92,697
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,922
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$13.36 - $36.06
(Median)
$13
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,829 - $92,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$34,407 - $94,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$21.95 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$34,407 - $94,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $47K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $49K. Lead Land Surveyors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $62K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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