Landman Salary (United States)

More than half of Landmans report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $81,726 annually on average. Pay generally spreads from $49,263 to $122,720 per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $15,000, overall incomes in the Landmans from $49,608 to $111,075 depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around one third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Landmans are men (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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

Professional skills reported by Landmans are few in number. Contract Negotiation and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Legal Research and Due Diligence. The majority of those who know 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.
New salaries start at $77K and reach $100K in five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $100K. Paychecks crawl to six figures after completing 20 years on the job, approximating $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 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. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

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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Landmans will find that Tulsa offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are San Antonio, Denver, Houston, and Pittsburgh, where Landmans annually earn 26 percent, 9 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent more than the national average. The lowest-paying market is Midland, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Fort Worth and Austin earn less than others in this profession; their -9 percent and -2 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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