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Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States take home approximately $79K annually on average. In the world of Landmans, total cash compensation can vary between $50K and $122K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $16K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Landmans greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,904 - $110,088
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,910
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
$49,904 - $110,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,347  
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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$49,809 - $121,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 398
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 - $20,347  
   
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).
)
$49,809 - $121,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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


Survey takers who work as Landmans usually report a few specific skills. 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. Those educated in Contract Negotiation tend to be well versed in Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $75K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $96K. Landmans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $106K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


Landmans will find that San Antonio offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+9 percent), Pittsburgh (+7 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Tulsa (+5 percent). In Fort Worth, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Midland and Oklahoma City (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%


Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$82,000


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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