A Land Surveyor earns an average wage of $19.41 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 Civil 3d, Autocad Civil 3D, Microstation, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD).
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MEDIAN: $59,655
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,591 - $93,824  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $5,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
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$29,053 - $85,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $30.75  
   
Overtime
$15.99 - $42.61  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$102.13 - $5,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
Total Pay (?
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$29,053 - $85,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 475

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,159

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Salaries

Project Management
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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National Average
$50,000

Land Surveying
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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