$58,928
Avg. Salary
$21.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,160

Bonus

$1,357

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Survey Party Chief is $21.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Survey Party Chief is $58,928 per year.

10%
$15.82
10%
$21.62
50%
$29.64
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MEDIAN $21.62
10%
$40k
10%
$59k
50%
$81k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $58,928
$40,482 - $80,565
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$81K
MEDIAN: $58,928
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$0$80K
Salary $40,482 - $80,565
Bonus $198 - $4,818
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,966
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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$35,794 - $73,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.82 - $29.64
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $22.67 - $43.58
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $198 - $4,818
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,966
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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$35,794 - $73,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 964

Job Description

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
  • 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.
  • Calculate and verify computations, and create and verify sketches and CAD drawings.
  • Review plans, plats, and legal documents to appropriately plan and schedule work.

Common Career Paths


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For Survey Party Chiefs, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $70K annually. A Land Surveyor or a Field Supervisor is a typical transition from a Survey Party Chief role.

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Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Survey Party Chiefs put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, Construction Layout, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d, Geographic Information Systems, and Land Surveying. Most people experienced in Global Positioning Systems also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Survey Party Chief has a positive trend. An entry-level Survey Party Chief with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Survey Party Chief with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Survey Party Chief which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 266 salaries. A Survey Party Chief with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 158 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

35%

12%

-4%

-16%

National Average: $50,614

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

With a pay rate for Survey Party Chiefs that is 38 percent greater than the national average, Baltimore offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Survey Party Chiefs will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+34 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Pittsburgh (+13 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Survey Party Chiefs in Tulsa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (18 percent lower) and Dallas (17 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Survey Party Chief?

Survey Party Chief in Denver:
"Great."
Pros: The weather and the great economy
Cons: Traffic

Survey Party Chief in Marietta:
"Cool."
Pros: It’s close to home and I like the area. It’s not a good town and I like the company.
Cons: Nothing. I can’t really imagine working anywhere else.

Survey Party Chief in Nashville:
"Stress levels."
Learn from the older surveyors. Old school ways come in handy even with todays technology.

Survey Party Chief in Mesquite:
"27 yrs experience."
Take one thing at a time.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
27%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

▼15%

How Skills Affect Salaries

AutoCAD
▲11%

autodesk autocad
▲8%

Construction Layout
▲7%


Construction Site Inspection
▲2%


National Average
$51,000


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼7%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 22%