Survey Party Chief Salary

Men make up the majority of Survey Party Chiefs in the United States, bringing in about $20.35 per hour. Cash earnings of Survey Party Chiefs can occasionally include $3K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $34K to almost $71K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although approximately one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Survey Party Chiefs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$35,758 - $68,495

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.89 - $29.15

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,758 - $68,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
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).
)
$33,636 - $70,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $29.15  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $42.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,033  
   
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).
)
$33,636 - $70,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 402
United States (change)

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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year. A Land Surveyor role is the most common promotion for Survey Party Chiefs moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $51K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Survey Party Chiefs is a Field Supervisor position, where earnings are usually $47K.

Survey Party Chief Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Survey Party Chiefs report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Land Surveying is a skill commonly found among those who know Global Positioning Systems.

Pay by Experience Level for Survey Party Chief

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


Survey Party Chiefs do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Survey Party Chiefs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Survey Party Chief generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $55K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Survey Party Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%


National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Survey Party Chief Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 6%

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: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
ADVERTISEMENT