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Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States can expect to earn an average of $79K per year. In the world of Landmans, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $21K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $16K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $122K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Landmans survey respondents are men (78 percent). While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. For the most part, Landmans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$50,197 - $109,235
(Median)
50K
64K
79K
95K
110K
MEDIAN: $78,712
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$16.52 - $52.53
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,197 - $109,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,309 - $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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$49,761 - $122,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.52 - $52.53  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,309 - $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).
)
$49,761 - $122,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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 results show that Landmans typically report just a few professional skills. 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. It is often found that people who know Contract Negotiation are also skilled in 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 $76K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $97K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Landmans who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $105K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Landmans, San Antonio provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Landmans will also find cushy salaries in Tulsa (+15 percent), Denver (+9 percent), Pittsburgh (+6 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Fort Worth, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Workers in Midland and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%


National Average
$82,000

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Due Diligence
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%