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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 $15.73 per hour. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Land Surveyor Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,711 - $60,334
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,888
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$10.39 - $24.94
(Median)
$10
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,711 - $60,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,700  
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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$24,144 - $55,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,700  
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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$24,144 - $55,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Land Surveyor Assistants who advance into the role of a Civil Engineer are fairly uncommon. Civil Engineers on average earn $60K per year. Career advancement for the typical Land Surveyor Assistant often leads to becoming a Land Surveyor or a Lead Land Surveyor; median salaries in these positions are $15K higher and $20K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor Assistant


Land Surveyor Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. For Land Surveyor Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $52K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

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
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 30%