Survey Party Chief Salary

Male Survey Party Chiefs number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.56 per hour in the United States. Overall incomes of Survey Party Chiefs generally bottom out at around $34K and peak near $72K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $3K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Survey Party Chiefs is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, about one in five claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,522 - $72,130
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,747
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$15.06 - $29.33
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,522 - $72,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,038  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $2,948  
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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$34,169 - $72,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $29.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.39 - $43.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,038  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $2,948  
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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$34,169 - $72,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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Job Description for Survey Party Chief

Surveying is a crucial early step in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, and other structures. Accurate surveys of potential construction sites play a key role when determining design, costs, planning processes, and even the feasibility of a potential project. The survey party chief supervises the work performed by surveying groups in the field. As a supervisor, the survey party chief is first involved in the planning portion of ground surveys. They research previous surveys and any relevant building documentation for the plot of land for the current survey. The chief then schedules how many surveying parties will be needed and creates a plan for accurate determination of distances, gradients, and other necessary components of a useful survey.

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Survey Party Chief Tasks

  • Calculate and verify computations, and create and verify sketches and CAD drawings.
  • Review plans, plats, and legal documents to appropriately plan and schedule work.
  • Supervise, participate in, and coordinate surveying projects and goal establishment.
  • Use GPS and survey equipment to collect and validate data, process that data, and create reports.

Common Career Paths for Survey Party Chief


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For Survey Party Chiefs, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. As Survey Party Chiefs progress in their field, many go on to become Land Surveyors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $51K per year. Another common career choice for Survey Party Chiefs is to move into a Field Supervisor role. Typically, Field Supervisors get paid $47K.

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Popular Skills for Survey Party Chief


Survey Party Chiefs report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Construction Site Inspection, Global Positioning Systems, and Land Surveying are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Drafting & Design and Geographic Information Systems. The majority of those who know Global Positioning Systems also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Survey Party Chief

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


For Survey Party Chiefs, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Survey Party Chiefs make a median salary of $50K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,903

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For those looking to make money, Survey Party Chiefs in Baltimore enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Survey Party Chiefs will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+15 percent), Pittsburgh (+15 percent), Denver (+13 percent), and Portland (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Survey Party Chief's salary, with Asheville Survey Party Chiefs earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Tulsa and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Survey Party Chief Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Survey Party Chief Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 15%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 6%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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National Average
$49,000

Land Surveying
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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