Landman Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, just under three-fifths of Landmans have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $81,726 per year. Pay begins at $49,263 on the low end and climbs to $122,720 per year near the top. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While around one third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Male Landmans are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Landmans is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Landman Salary (?
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$49,608 - $111,075
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MEDIAN: $78,296
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Landman Salary (?
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$16.03 - $53.68
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,608 - $111,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,185  
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $15,000  
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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$49,263 - $122,720  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $53.68  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,185  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $15,000  
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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$49,263 - $122,720  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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

Landmans only report a few specific skills. Contract Negotiation and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Legal Research and Due Diligence. 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.
Starting out, salaries are typically $77K, which grows to $100K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $100K after 10 to 20 years. Wages continue to improve for Landmans after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $105K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. A solid majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Tulsa
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San Antonio
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Denver
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Houston
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Pittsburgh
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Oklahoma City
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National Average
$82,000
Dallas
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Austin
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Fort Worth
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Midland
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Home to some of the best pay for Landmans, Tulsa offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. San Antonio, Denver, Houston, and Pittsburgh are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Landmans earning around 26 percent, 9 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent more than average. Midland is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Worth (-9 percent) and Austin (-2 percent).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$82,000

Skills That Affect Landman Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$82,000
Legal Research
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Due Diligence
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%
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