A sizeable majority of Land Surveyor Assistants in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.89 per hour. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,000 - $91,000
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$25K
$35K
$91K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$10.12 - $23.64
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$24
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$25,000 - $91,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$22,269 - $52,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $23.64  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $34.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$22,269 - $52,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Land Surveyor Assistants who transition into a Professional Land Surveyor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $65K per year. When Land Surveyor Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Land Surveyors or Lead Land Surveyors. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $25K, respectively.

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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, facility with Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 21 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Most people who know 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Land Surveyor Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Land Surveyor Assistants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $56K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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Land Surveying
0%

National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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