Landman Salary

Median pay for Landmans in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $80K annually. With some bonuses approaching $30K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $26K, overall incomes of Landmans spread between $55K and $131K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Landmans greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, Landmans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,517 - $119,873
$54K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,957
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50%
90%

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$25.00 - $56.24
$25
$40
$56
MEDIAN: $40.17
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$0$131K
Salary $53,517 - $119,873
Bonus $204.26 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $495.51 - $25,760
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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$55,396 - $131,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $25.00 - $56.24
Overtime $21.00
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $204.26 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $495.51 - $25,760
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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$55,396 - $131,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

  • Coordinate field exploration activities.
  • Assess the cost of oil and gas wells and monitor production rates to improve exploration processes.
  • Oversee the work of technical staff and supervise geological procedures necessary to identify exploration sites.

Common Career Paths for Landman


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Landmans often transition into Senior Landman positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Landmans earn $116K per year.

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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 pay less than market rate include Due Diligence. Most people familiar with Contract Negotiation also know Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

Pay by Experience for a Landman has a positive trend. An entry-level Landman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Landman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 45 salaries. A Landman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,021

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

Fort Worth is home to an above-average pay rate for Landmans, 32 percent higher than the national average. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+28 percent), San Antonio (+22 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Tulsa (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Lafayette Landmans earning much less — 30 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Oklahoma City (9 percent less) and Austin (5 percent less).

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Q: What is it like working as a Landman?

Landman in Oklahoma City:
Pros: Independence, compensation, excitement related to the industry.
Cons: Geographically limited, excessive travel to small/rural places.

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Key Stats for Landman

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

▲26%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$84,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Landman Salaries




National Average
$84,000

Due Diligence
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 37%
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