What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Survey Party Chief Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Survey Party Chiefs in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.15 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to Survey Party Chiefs varies from $33K to $70K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K each. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The majority of Survey Party Chiefs claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Read More
$34,127 - $69,536
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,764
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.80 - $28.83
(Median)
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,127 - $69,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,052  
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).
)
$32,987 - $70,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$20.92 - $41.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,052  
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).
)
$32,987 - $70,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Survey Party Chiefs who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. Going from Survey Party Chief to Land Surveyor is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $51K. Many others choose to work as Field Supervisors, where pay is typically $47K.

Survey Party Chief Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Survey Party Chief


Typical Survey Party Chiefs report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Global Positioning Systems, Land Surveying, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Global Positioning Systems indicates knowledge of 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Survey Party Chiefs make a median salary of $50K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Survey Party Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Survey Party Chief Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 3%

Land Surveying
0%

National Average
$48,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

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