Land Surveyor Assistant Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Land Surveyor Assistants in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.98 per hour nationwide. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and nearly two in five receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,532 - $89,063
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MEDIAN: $37,500
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$10.18 - $23.48
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MEDIAN: $13.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$25,532 - $89,063  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
Total Pay (?
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$23,227 - $53,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $23.48  
   
Overtime
$14.89 - $34.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$23,227 - $53,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Land Surveyor Assistant


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For Land Surveyor Assistants, progressing to a Professional Land Surveyor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Professional Land Surveyor can earn $65K annually. Land Surveyor Assistants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Land Surveyors or Civil Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $28K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor Assistant


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Land Surveyor Assistants see a median salary of $52K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor Assistant

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

▲62%

▲29%

National Average
$32,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲21%

▲20%


Windows Operating System General Use
▲11%

Land Surveying
▲9%

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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