Earnings for Entry-Level Land Surveyors come in at around $15.34 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Entry-Level Land Surveyors report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,688 - $60,883
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$27K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,720
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$10.30 - $22.11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,688 - $60,883  
   
Bonus
$194.32 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$24,549 - $59,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $22.11  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $33.79  
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
$194.32 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$24,549 - $59,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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.

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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.

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Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Salaries

Microstation
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Autocad Civil 3D
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Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$37,000

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autodesk autocad
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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