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Survey Party Chief Salary

A Survey Party Chief earns an average wage of $20.15 per hour. A skill in AutoCAD is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,127 - $69,536
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,764
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$14.80 - $28.83
(Median)
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$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).
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$32,987 - $70,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$20.92 - $41.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Survey Party Chief

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

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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%
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