Entry-Level Land Surveyor Salary

Entry-Level Land Surveyors pull down an average of $15.48 per hour. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Land Surveyors generally bottom out at around $25K and peak near $61K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $3K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Most Entry-Level Land Surveyors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just under a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,758 - $69,251
$30K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,309
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$10.79 - $23.06
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,758 - $69,251  
   
Bonus
$191.82 - $3,049  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $3,020  
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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$25,171 - $60,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $23.06  
   
Overtime
$15.20 - $34.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$191.82 - $3,049  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $3,020  
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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$25,171 - $60,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Land Surveyor in Wenatchee:
Get ready for carrying loads of gear around by yourself..up mountains. Dealing with construction foreman who cannot read a stake. Driving many many miles. The enjoyment of completing challenges.

Land Surveyor in Denver:
"Choose your employer wisely..."
Begin working for a large organization that will allow you to grow and one one that has the capability for obtaining state of the art equipment and technologies.

Key Stats for Land Surveyor

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Salaries

Microstation
▲40%

Autocad Civil 3D
▲16%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▲12%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
▲2%

AutoCAD
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Land Surveying
▼2%

autodesk autocad
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 33%
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