Professional Land Surveyor Salary

Around four in five of Professional Land Surveyors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $48K to $95K per year, and the average comes out to $66K annually. Final cash compensation to Professional Land Surveyors varies from around $48K to approximately $95K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $5K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Professional Land Surveyors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than half collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,508 - $93,200
(Median)
$50K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,061
10%
50%
90%

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$19.66 - $41.33
(Median)
$20
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,508 - $93,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,650  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,180  
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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$48,257 - $94,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.66 - $41.33  
   
Overtime
$25.60 - $52.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,650  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,180  
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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$48,257 - $94,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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Job Description for Professional Land Surveyor

A professional land surveyor performs surveys and land measurements that may serve a variety of purposes; they may also supervise crews completing surveying work. Usually, these surveys with are for future building or infrastructure projects by public or private contractors. As a licensed professional, the surveyor usually performs a variety of roles in not only measurement procedures, but also in personnel management, reconciling data, and preparing reports of findings.

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Professional Land Surveyor Tasks

  • Create documents and images to convey site information and guide projects.
  • Measure and determine boundaries, areas, elevations, dimensions and other metrics.
  • Survey sites and document topology, utilities, construction locations and transportation information.
  • Coordinate with and inform workers, engineers, property owners and the public.

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As Professional Land Surveyors make advancements to positions like Land Surveyor, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Land Surveyors make $51K.

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Popular Skills for Professional Land Surveyor


Survey results show that Professional Land Surveyors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Land Surveying, Global Positioning Systems, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Global Positioning Systems are also skilled in AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Professional Land Surveyor

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


Professional Land Surveyors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Professional Land Surveyors see a median income of $58K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $60K. Professional Land Surveyors bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $70K.

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Experience Affects Professional Land Surveyor Salaries


National Average
$65,000




Skills That Affect Professional Land Surveyor Salaries


Land Surveying
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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AutoCAD
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Autocad Civil 3D
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National Average
$65,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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