Professional Land Surveyor Salary

Professional Land Surveyors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $66K annually on average but can range from $47K to $95K per year. In the world of Professional Land Surveyors, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $95K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Professional Land Surveyors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$48,933 - $94,151
(Median)
$49K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,800
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$18.85 - $39.95
(Median)
$19
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,933 - $94,151  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,918  
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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$46,879 - $94,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.85 - $39.95  
   
Overtime
$22.65 - $51.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $5,918  
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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$46,879 - $94,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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.

Common Career Paths for Professional Land Surveyor


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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


Professional Land Surveyors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Land Surveying, Global Positioning Systems, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Global Positioning Systems also know AutoCAD and Project Management. People who know Land Surveying usually also know Project Management and 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $60K. Professional Land Surveyors see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $70K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Professional Land Surveyor Salaries


National Average
$64,000




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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$64,000

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
15%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%
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