Survey Party Chief Salary

Survey Party Chiefs in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.33 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Survey Party Chiefs vary widely between $33K and $70K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Survey Party Chiefs like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,873 - $68,471
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,994
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$14.80 - $29.30
(Median)
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,873 - $68,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,047  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $3,020  
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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$33,102 - $70,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $29.30  
   
Overtime
$20.78 - $42.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $3,020  
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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$33,102 - $70,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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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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Survey Party Chiefs who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. Becoming a Land Surveyor is, more often than not, the most common role that Survey Party Chiefs move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $51K. Another frequent advance is for Survey Party Chiefs to assume a Field Supervisor role; in this role, workers often earn $47K.

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Survey Party Chiefs generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Construction Site Inspection, Global Positioning Systems, and Land Surveying are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Competency in Global Positioning Systems frequently indicates knowledge of Land Surveying.

Pay by Experience Level for Survey Party Chief

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


For many Survey Party Chiefs, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. Survey Party Chiefs claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $55K.

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Experience Affects Survey Party Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Survey Party Chief Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 7%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 3%

Land Surveying
0%

National Average
$49,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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