Quantity Surveyor Salary

The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor is $55,715 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$26,553 - $117,825
$27K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $59,165
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50%
90%

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$16.96 - $40.27
$17
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.58
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$0$117K
Salary $26,553 - $117,825
Bonus $0.00 - $12,365
Profit Sharing $100.00
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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$30,067 - $112,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $16.96 - $40.27
Overtime $29.27
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,365
Profit Sharing $100.00
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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$30,067 - $112,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quantity Surveyor

Pay by Experience for a Quantity Surveyor has a positive trend. An entry-level Quantity Surveyor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quantity Surveyor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Quantity Surveyor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 25 salaries. A Quantity Surveyor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 11 salaries.

Quantity Surveyor Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Quantity Surveyor?

Quantity Surveyor in Cape Town:
"Stress."
Be accurate, make no mistakes to avoid conflicts.

Quantity Surveyor in Johannesburg:
"None."
Head down and work hard. Respect the client.

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Key Stats for Quantity Surveyor

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Quantity Surveyor Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 28%
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