Landman Salary

Landmans in the United States take home an average $80K annually. Total cash compensation to Landmans approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $123K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. 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 larger part and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Landmans survey respondents are men (78 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,455 - $112,440
(Median)
$50K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,558
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$17.28 - $53.31
(Median)
$17
$36
$53
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,455 - $112,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,489  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $15,670  
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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$50,226 - $123,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.28 - $53.31  
   
Overtime
$20.94 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $15,670  
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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$50,226 - $123,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Due Diligence and Legal Research. Most people experienced in 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.


For Landmans, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $76K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $96K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Landmans make a median salary of $97K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $106K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Antonio offers some of the highest pay in the country for Landmans, 24 percent above the national average. Landmans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+9 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Pittsburgh (+7 percent), and Tulsa (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Landmans is geography, with workers in Lafayette earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fort Worth (9 percent lower) and Midland (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Landman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Landman Salaries



National Average
$83,000

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

Due Diligence
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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