Professional Land Surveyor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Professional Land Surveyor is $64,941 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Professional Land Surveyor Total Pay (?
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$47,113 - $89,228
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MEDIAN: $64,940
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Professional Land Surveyor Total Pay (?
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$18.25 - $38.45
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,113 - $89,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,603  
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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$43,626 - $90,075  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $38.45  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $50.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,603  
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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$43,626 - $90,075  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 477
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Dallas
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Denver
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$62,000
Austin
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Professional Land Surveyor Salaries

National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Professional Land Surveyor Salaries

Land Surveying
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AutoCAD
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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$62,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%
Research Analysis
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
44%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 16%
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