Survey Party Chief Salary

A Survey Party Chief earns an average wage of $20.56 per hour. A skill in AutoCAD is associated with high pay for this job.
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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
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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).
)
$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.

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,903

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Experience Affects Survey Party Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%


National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Survey Party Chief Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 15%

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 6%

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Land Surveying
up arrow 1%

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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