Land Surveyor Salary (United States)

A Land Surveyor earns an average wage of $20.60 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Land Surveyor Total Pay (?
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$38,761 - $86,256
(Median)
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47K
58K
73K
86K
MEDIAN: $57,984
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Land Surveyor Total Pay (?
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$13.47 - $31.52
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,761 - $86,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,000  
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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$31,802 - $82,570  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $31.52  
   
Overtime
$19.26 - $45.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,000  
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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$31,802 - $82,570  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
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Job Description for Land Surveyor
If you are a person who enjoys problem solving and working in teams, then land surveying is the job for you. Land surveyors are involved in measuring properties and land to determine the boundaries. Doing this helps to determine where buildings and roads can be created. Land surveyors begin their work by doing research about the assignment they have been given. This includes finding information about previous surveys and boundary lines, and gathering information by going to the field. Land surveyors also get to use the Global Positioning System equipment in order to gather the most accurate information. Land surveyors assist in the preparation of land development plans and correspondence, maintain and store drawing files for active projects, and perform construction stake-out and boundary surveys. Land surveyors also perform field surveys to obtain data for base plans and produce drawings from raw survey data through the finished product. Once the land survey is complete, the surveyor records his or her findings and creates an official report and map. Sometimes a land surveyor will be required to present his or her findings to an individual or company to have him or her do the survey. This is a very physical job and can take place in many locations and climates, and sometimes may even require one to travel away from one's home for an extended period of time. Land surveyors will be required to bring all of their equipment to each location. These workers need to have a great understanding of mathematical and computer skills. The job requires a bachelor's degree in a surveying program. This is a job that can take one to many new and exciting places.
Land Surveyor 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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Phoenix
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Chicago
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Portland
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Houston
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National Average
$52,000
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Autocad Civil 3D
up arrow 3%
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$52,000
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%
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