As of 2015, the average cost of a residential land survey is $477. Homeowners typically pay between $334 and $652, but some survey fees are as high as $1,000.
Many surveying companies charge by the hour. The complexity of the project, including geographic location, age and size of property, weather conditions and availability of information, all factor into the time and cost of a survey. The experience level of the surveyor also affects the price. There are junior and senior surveyors, principal land surveyors, and field crews consisting of two or more people. The cost of a draftsman, administrative work and property staking also factor into the final cost.