Right of Way Agent

Negotiate to secure purchase or lease of land for construction projects.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$34,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Right of Way Agents do?

Negotiates with property owners and public officials to secure purchase or lease of land and right-of-way for utility lines, pipelines, and other construction projects: Determines roads, bridges, and utility systems that must be maintained during construction. Negotiates with landholders for access routes and restoration of roads and surfaces. May examine public records to determine ownership and property rights. May be required to know property law.

Should I be a Right of Way Agent?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Claims Agent, Right-of-Way

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