According to HomeAdvisor, the national average cost of surveying a property is $450 as of 2015. Most homeowners spend between $300 and $700 having a property surveyed, a cost that is affected by the size, location and age of the property.
Most land surveyors charge by the hour, according to CostHelper. The qualifications of the person doing the surveying can affect the final hourly cost. For example, in California, senior surveyors usually cost around $40 more per hour than junior surveyors. The complexity of the property being surveyed may also affect the final cost. Properties that include multiple buildings or that are built on a slope usually take longer to survey and cost proportionally more.