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Landman Salary (United States)

Just under three-fifths of Landmans are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $78K annually. Total cash compensation to Landmans approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $123K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most Landmans are men (76 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Landmans. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Landman Salary (?
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$49,608 - $111,075
(Median)
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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  
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  
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

Landmans typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Due Diligence, and Legal Research are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Legal Research and Due Diligence. Those proficient in Contract Negotiation are, more often than not, also skilled in Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $75K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $95K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $105K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; the greater part of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than one-tenth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

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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Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Landmans in Tulsa receive some of the highest pay in the country. San Antonio, Denver, Houston, and Pittsburgh are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Landmans earning around 26 percent, 9 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent more than average. Midland is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Fort Worth and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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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%