Land Surveyor, Lead Salary

Lead Land Surveyors in the United States take home an average $24.30 per hour. Men account for the majority of Lead Land Surveyors who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little more than half. Most Lead Land Surveyors report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,801 - $100,828
$38K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,316
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$15.33 - $35.18
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MEDIAN: $22.17
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$0$100K
Salary $37,801 - $100,828
Bonus $248.32 - $10,271
Profit Sharing $3,663
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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$35,776 - $98,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $15.33 - $35.18
Hourly Tips $10.50
Overtime $22.11 - $52.50
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $248.32 - $10,271
Profit Sharing $3,663
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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$35,776 - $98,267
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

Job Description for Land Surveyor, Lead

A lead land surveyor is the person who is responsible for measuring and maintaining maps and legal descriptions via surveys of a specified pieces of land. This position can work for a variety of organizations, but this person will be primarily employed by governmental agencies or individually contracted. This surveyor will usually keep weekday, daytime hours. This person will take charge of a team of assistant surveyors. A lead land surveyor will generally be required to attain a degree in a field such as forestry, geology, or civil engineering. Multiple years of practical experience and the completion of a state-issued licensure program are also required.

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Land Surveyor, Lead Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of land development plans and correspondence.
  • Produce drawings from raw survey data through the finished product.
  • Perform field surveying to obtain data for base plans.
  • Perform construction stake-out and boundary surveys.
  • Maintain and store of drawing files for active projects.

Common Career Paths for Land Surveyor, Lead


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Lead Land Surveyors who go on to become Professional Land Surveyors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Professional Land Surveyor, an upper-level role, pays $65K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Land Surveyor, Lead

Pay by Experience for a Land Surveyor, Lead has a positive trend. An entry-level Land Surveyor, Lead with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Land Surveyor, Lead with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Land Surveyor, Lead which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 23 salaries. A Land Surveyor, Lead with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 26 salaries.

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Key Stats for Land Surveyor, Lead

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Experience Affects Land Surveyor, Lead Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%