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Land Surveyor Assistant Salary

Men account for the majority of Land Surveyor Assistants in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.63 per hour. The majority of Land Surveyor Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — approximately one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,660 - $60,921
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,888
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$10.39 - $24.82
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$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,660 - $60,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
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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$23,968 - $55,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $37.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,970  
   
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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$23,968 - $55,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Land Surveyor Assistant

A land surveyor assistant helps plot boundaries and topographical sectors of various properties and land areas. One of the most important reasons for land surveying is to protect investments; surveys are often done before purchases to ensure the scope and size of the land are correct and that the land is usable for its intended purpose. In addition to sizing land before purchase, surveying can also be used to divide land for partial sale or division, as well as to ensure that their intended use is safe in that particular area. A land surveyor assistant helps the main land surveyor with all tasks needed to properly survey the land, including assisting with operations in the field such as plotting boundaries and diverting traffic in the area. They also assist in writing the reports of the surveying team's findings.

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Land Surveyor Assistant Tasks

  • Record and enter survey data into databases, reports, and diagrams.
  • Use, create, and interpret GPS and CAD information.
  • Assist and receive training in conducting land and building surveys, including equipment use.

Common Career Paths for Land Surveyor Assistant


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It's not very common for Land Surveyor Assistants to move on to become Civil Engineers. Average pay for a Civil Engineer is $60K annually. A common career progression for a Land Surveyor Assistant is to become a Land Surveyor or a Lead Land Surveyor. Compared to Land Surveyor Assistants, the first group earns $16K more on average, and the second group earns $20K more.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor Assistant


Land Surveyor Assistants report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor Assistant

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


Land Surveyor Assistants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $32K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. Land Surveyor Assistants bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 32%
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