Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States can expect wages of $80K annually on average. Cash earnings for Landmans — including $21K in bonuses and $26K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $126K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Landmans who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Landmans is high. Although close to a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,756 - $115,794
(Median)
$52K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,883
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$17.87 - $53.59
(Median)
$18
$37
$54
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,756 - $115,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,798  
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $25,500  
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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$51,383 - $125,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $53.59  
   
Overtime
$36.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,798  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $25,500  
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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$51,383 - $125,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 note just a narrow range of job 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. 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.


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 $94K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,048

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Landmans in San Antonio enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+8 percent), Denver (+5 percent), Pittsburgh (+4 percent), and Tulsa (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Lafayette, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Worth (7 percent less) and Oklahoma City (5 percent less).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries




National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries



National Average
$83,000

Legal Research
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Due Diligence
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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