Quantity Surveyor Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor is $58,244 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Quantity Surveyor Total Pay (?
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$30,639 - $107,659
(Median)
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58K
71K
110K
MEDIAN: $58,243
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Quantity Surveyor Total Pay (?
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$7.25 - $50.00
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32
50
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,639 - $107,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$32,966 - $106,202  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.25 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$19.18 - $105.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
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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$32,966 - $106,202  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Quantity Surveyor
A quantity surveyor, also known as a cost engineer, is responsible for determining the cost of a given construction project with respect to materials, labor, and time. Construction suppliers will place their bids for a project, and the quantity surveyor typically follows and measures a project from the beginning to the end.
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Quantity Surveyor Tasks
  • Prepare internal cost/value reports for upper management and other departments.
  • Assist in the identification of commercial risks and opportunities and carry out value engineering exercises as required.
  • Prepare and manage material procurement schedules
  • Encourage and develop a culture of contractual awareness and ensure that contracts are fulfilled by rigidly maintaining records, contractual notifications, change control, etc.
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Pay by Experience Level for Quantity Surveyor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Quantity Surveyor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%
Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$58,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%
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