Land Surveyor Salary

A Land Surveyor earns an average wage of $19.05 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Autodesk AutoCAD Land Desktop, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, Autocad Civil 3D, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).
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$39,573 - $96,891
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$97K
MEDIAN: $59,921
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$12.17 - $30.58
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$0$96K
Salary $39,573 - $96,891
Bonus $187.92 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,708
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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$30,093 - $85,205
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 310
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.17 - $30.58
Hourly Tips $4.75
Overtime $17.27 - $42.80
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $187.92 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,708
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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$30,093 - $85,205
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 525

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Job Description for Land Surveyor

Most of the time land surveyors work for engineering, land development or construction companies. They perform boundary surveys, primary surveys, construction staking and other relevant tasks. They must make accurate measurements and determine property boundaries accurately, as well as read construction drawings and ask architects assigned to the project any relevant questions regarding construction drawings. Land surveyors must provide data related to location, elevation, gravitation and other metrics, and they may be required to use global positioning systems (GPS) to determine longitudes and latitudes of relevant boundaries and features of the locations being surveyed. Some land surveyors use helicopters for land surveying, and they may need to train assistants to perform surveys and draft maps.

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Land Surveyor Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of land development plans and correspondence.
  • Produce drawings from raw survey data through the finished product.
  • Perform field surveying to obtain data for base plans.
  • Perform construction stake-out and boundary surveys.
  • Maintain and store of drawing files for active projects.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor

Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor

Pay by Experience for a Land Surveyor has a positive trend. An entry-level Land Surveyor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 322 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Land Surveyor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Land Surveyor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 266 salaries. A Land Surveyor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 185 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,371

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Land Surveyor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Land Surveyor?

Land Surveyor in Victoria:
Pros: Being outside.
Cons: Muddy or cold conditions.

Land Surveyor in Chennai:
"Aravinthan."
Pros: Vrey good jop in land surveying. My inrest work.
Cons: No. Bad surveying in never. Very good jop.

Land Surveyor in Fremont:
"The job is fast paced and rewarding, but can be stressful."
Pros: The job allows me to continue an education, as well as offer experience, with AutoCAD. This job is flexible to my current statues as a college student.
Cons: With the hours I am currently working I have little time to myself beyond working and studying. The job can be stressful and can seem overbearing at times.

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Salaries

▲34%

▲17%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Salaries

Project Management
▲51%

Autodesk AutoCAD Land Desktop
▲31%




▲11%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲11%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲11%


▲8%

Land Surveying
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 25%
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