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Land Surveyor Assistant Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Land Surveyor Assistants in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.68 per hour. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and approximately half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Land Surveyor Assistant Salary (?
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$25,532 - $58,146
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MEDIAN: $38,244
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Land Surveyor Assistant Salary (?
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$10.28 - $24.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,532 - $58,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
Profit Sharing
$483.87 - $1,730  
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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$23,836 - $54,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $37.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,576  
   
Profit Sharing
$483.87 - $1,730  
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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$23,836 - $54,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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. Land Surveyor Assistants most often move into positions as Land Surveyors or Lead Land Surveyors; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $21K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor Assistant

Survey takers who work as Land Surveyor Assistants usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of AutoCAD.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%
AutoCAD
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
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National Average
$36,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 29%