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Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States take home approximately $79K annually on average. Cash earnings for Landmans — which occasionally include more than $21K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $50K to approximately $122K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Most Landmans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Landmans survey respondents are men (78 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,977 - $109,828
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,087
10%
50%
90%

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$17.18 - $52.05
(Median)
$17
$36
$52
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,977 - $109,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $15,781  
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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$49,863 - $121,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.18 - $52.05  
   
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
$1,014 - $15,781  
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).
)
$49,863 - $121,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Legal Research, and Due Diligence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Due Diligence and Legal Research. Most people experienced in Contract Negotiation also 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 $76K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $96K. For Landmans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $93K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Landmans, working in the bustling city of San Antonio has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+10 percent), Pittsburgh (+7 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Tulsa (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Fort Worth. Employers also pay below the national average in Midland (8 percent lower) and Oklahoma City (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%


Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$83,000


Due Diligence
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
6%
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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