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 $15.36 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,660 - $64,341

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$10.19 - $24.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,660 - $64,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
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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$23,805 - $55,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $24.74  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
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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$23,805 - $55,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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. It is quite typical for Land Surveyor Assistants to transition into roles as Land Surveyors or Lead Land Surveyors, where reported median earnings are $16K and $21K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor Assistant


Land Surveyor Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $32K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $38K. Land Surveyor Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Land Surveyor Assistants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $55K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 30%
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