Quantity Surveyor Salary

The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor is $54,853 per year. A skill in Construction Estimating is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,983 - $117,763

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$6.21 - $58.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$26,983 - $117,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,000  
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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$26,206 - $119,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$6.21 - $58.72  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,000  
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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$26,206 - $119,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Quantity Surveyor

Most engineering and construction projects are large-scale operations, and completing them involves the investment of considerable amounts of money. Naturally, a client or contractor wants the maximum quality for the minimum cost; for this purpose, they hire people called quantity surveyors. A quantity surveyor is, in essence, the financial manager of a large engineering project who is tasked with maximizing the value of the project for his/her client by producing a most favorable balance of cost and quality. They may also be referred to as commercial managers or construction/engineering cost consultants.

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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.

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Experience Affects Quantity Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 34%
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