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 $14.84 per hour. Final cash compensation to Land Surveyor Assistants varies from around $21K to approximately $54K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $2K. Though the majority of Land Surveyor Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,219 - $71,446
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$27K
$37K
$71K
MEDIAN: $37,346
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$10.02 - $23.88
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$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,219 - $71,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$21,448 - $53,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $23.88  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $36.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$21,448 - $53,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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. Land Surveyors or Lead Land Surveyors are common next-step roles for Land Surveyor Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Land Surveyors is $17K higher on average, and it's $22K higher for Lead Land Surveyors.

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Popular Skills for Land Surveyor Assistant


Survey takers who work as Land Surveyor Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 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.


Land Surveyor Assistants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Land Surveyor Assistants make a median salary of $43K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $53K.

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Experience Affects Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Land Surveyor Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%

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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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