Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States can expect to earn an average of $79K annually. Total incomes of Landmans incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $123K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Landmans who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,360 - $111,846

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$17.33 - $53.17

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,360 - $111,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,446  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $15,574  
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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$50,270 - $122,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.33 - $53.17  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $61.04  
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 - $20,446  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $15,574  
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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$50,270 - $122,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 Project Management, Contract Negotiation, Legal Research, and Due Diligence are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Due Diligence and Legal Research. 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $76K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $95K. Landmans bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $105K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Landmans, busy San Antonio offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+10 percent), Pittsburgh (+8 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Tulsa (+6 percent). Landmans in Lafayette earn salaries far below the national average by 29 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Fort Worth and Dallas (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries



National Average
$83,000

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Due Diligence
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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