Landman Salary

Earnings for Landmans in the United States come in at around $79K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Landmans range from $50K on the low end to $121K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $16K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Landmans survey respondents are men (77 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,977 - $108,296
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,718
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90%

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$17.13 - $52.18
(Median)
$17
$36
$52
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,977 - $108,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,406  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,893  
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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$49,845 - $121,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.13 - $52.18  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,406  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $15,893  
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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$49,845 - $121,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Landman

A landman holds an important position in the energy and natural resource industries. Employed mainly by mining and energy companies, the landman is mainly concerned with acquiring and maintaining access to the rights to use land for natural resource extraction. While this position oce entailed on-the-ground exploration, the position today is primarily an indoor job that still requires an occasional front-line presence (sometimes in inclement weather or rough conditions).

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Landman Tasks

  • Oversee the work of technical staff and supervise geological procedures necessary to identify exploration sites.
  • Assess the cost of oil and gas wells and monitor production rates to improve exploration processes.
  • Coordinate field exploration activities.

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Popular Skills for Landman


Survey takers who work as Landmans report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Legal Research, and Due Diligence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Due Diligence and Legal Research. Those familiar with Contract Negotiation also tend to know Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $75K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $96K. Landmans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $92K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Landmans in San Antonio receive some of the highest pay in the country. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+8 percent), Pittsburgh (+7 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Tulsa (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Fort Worth is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Midland (7 percent lower) and Oklahoma City (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%


Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries


Project Management
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National Average
$82,000

Legal Research
up arrow 7%

Due Diligence
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%