Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States take home an average $80K per year. In the world of Landmans, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $123K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Landmans greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,329 - $111,929
(Median)
$50K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,564
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90%

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$17.28 - $53.31
(Median)
$17
$36
$53
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,329 - $111,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,446  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $15,574  
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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$50,232 - $122,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.28 - $53.31  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,446  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $15,574  
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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$50,232 - $122,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Landmans who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Contract Negotiation, 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 educated in Contract Negotiation tend to be well versed in Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

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


For many Landmans, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $76K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $96K. Landmans see a median salary of $97K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Landmans with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $105K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Landmans, working in the bustling city of San Antonio has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Landmans will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Pittsburgh (+7 percent), and Tulsa (+5 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Landman's salary, with Lafayette Landmans earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Worth (9 percent less) and Midland (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries


Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$83,000

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Due Diligence
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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