Landmans command the highest salaries in Texas; the three top-paying cities are Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston. In the world of Landmans, overall income ranges from $55K near the bottom to $129K at the top; this can include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $35K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Landmans report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Landmans greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,290 - $120,712
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$53K
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$120K
MEDIAN: $80,282
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$25.17 - $54.63
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,290 - $120,712  
   
Bonus
$515 - $30,524  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,765  
Total Pay (?
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$54,792 - $129,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $30,524  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,765  
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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$54,792 - $129,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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While not commonly seen, Landmans who transition into a Senior Landman position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Landmans is $115K per year.

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Popular Skills for Landman


Landmans only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Contract Negotiation, Legal Research, and Due Diligence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Due Diligence. For most people, competency in Contract Negotiation indicates knowledge of Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Landmans make a median salary of $95K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Landman with more than 20 years of experience can earn $102K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,374

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Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston — each nestled in the heart of Texas — boast salaries above the national rate for Landmans, making this southern state (and these three cities) top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Compared to the national average, Lafayette Landmans have considerably lower salaries, 29 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Oklahoma City (14 percent lower) and Austin (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries




National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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