$82,213
Avg. Salary
$38.79
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,067

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

$6,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Landman is $38.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Landman is $82,213 per year.

10%
$19.13
10%
$38.79
50%
$56.44
90%
90%
MEDIAN $38.79
10%
$53k
10%
$82k
50%
$120k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $82,213
$53,329 - $120,063
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$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,213
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$0$130K
Salary $53,329 - $120,063
Bonus $600 - $25,296
Profit Sharing $497 - $20,426
Commission $6,000
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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$52,413 - $130,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 345
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $19.13 - $56.44
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $600 - $25,296
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $497 - $20,426
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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$52,413 - $130,048
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Landman

A landman holds an important position in the energy and natural resource industries. Employed mainly by mining and energy companies, the landman is mainly concerned with acquiring and maintaining access to the rights to use land for natural resource extraction. While this position oce entailed on-the-ground exploration, the position today is primarily an indoor job that still requires an occasional front-line presence (sometimes in inclement weather or rough conditions).

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Landman Tasks
  • Coordinate field exploration activities.
  • Assess the cost of oil and gas wells and monitor production rates to improve exploration processes.
  • Oversee the work of technical staff and supervise geological procedures necessary to identify exploration sites.

Landman Job Listings

Popular Skills for Landman


Job skills reported by Landmans are limited. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Contract Negotiation, Legal Research, and Due Diligence are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Due Diligence. Most people who know Contract Negotiation also know Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Landman

Pay by Experience for a Landman has a positive trend. An entry-level Landman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Landman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Landman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 45 salaries. A Landman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

25%

12%

4%

-5%

-6%

National Average: $86,204

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Landmans, working in the bustling city of Fort Worth has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Landmans will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+26 percent), San Antonio (+21 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Tulsa (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Landmans in Lafayette earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Oklahoma City and Austin (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Landman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Landman?

Landman in Houston:
"Great."
Pros: Meeting new people
Cons: Traffic

Landman in Sheridan:
"Wonderful, great culture and work atmosphere."
Pros: Opportunity to meet with potential business partnerships in my local area - help create a better economy in my State.
Cons: High stress deadlines or situations that must need resolved quickly.

Landman in Oklahoma City:
Pros: Independence, compensation, excitement related to the industry.
Cons: Geographically limited, excessive travel to small/rural places.

Landman in Denver:
"Fun, Competitive, Cyclical Industry."
Being a landman is an incredibly fun career that allows you to do a plethora of tasks and types of work. Some are much more fun and rewarding than others, so be careful not to pigeonhole yourself into something that you don't like to do. Know the different avenues and tracks within your land department and do what you can to navigate your career in the direction you want. That being said... Do everything you can to learn every facet and make yourself the most rounded landman possible. The one major negative... Oil and Gas are commodities, and when the price of oil and gas goes down, so do the job opportunities and you can find yourself faced with layoffs and difficult roads ahead.

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Key Stats for Landman

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Landman Salaries

▲23%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$86,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Landman Salaries



National Average
$86,000


Due Diligence
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 37%