Average Professional Land Surveyor Salary

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The average salary for a Professional Land Surveyor is $71,090.
MEDIAN $71,090
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$50k - $99k
$491 - $9k
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$497 - $10k
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$48k - $100k

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Job Description for Professional Land Surveyor

Professional Land Surveyor Tasks
  • Survey sites and document topology, utilities, construction locations and transportation information.
  • Coordinate with and inform workers, engineers, property owners and the public.
  • Create documents and images to convey site information and guide projects.
  • Measure and determine boundaries, areas, elevations, dimensions and other metrics.

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Popular Skills for Professional Land Surveyor

Skills in Land Surveying and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Autodesk AutoCAD and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Pay by Experience Level for Professional Land Surveyor

An entry-level Professional Land Surveyor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,984 based on 19 salaries. An early career Professional Land Surveyor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,003 based on 64 salaries. A mid-career Professional Land Surveyor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,274 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Professional Land Surveyor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,791 based on 281 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,424.
Employees with Professional Land Surveyor in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (15.8% more) and Portland, Oregon (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (24.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less).

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