£32,966
Avg. Salary
£14.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£1,783

Bonus

£983

Profit Sharing

£4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quantity Surveyor is £14.56 per hour.

The average pay for a Quantity Surveyor is £32,966 per year.

10%
£6.95
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£14.56
50%
£41.33
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90%
MEDIAN £14.56
10%
£22k
10%
£33k
50%
£49k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £32,966
£21,886 - £49,097
£22K
£33K
£49K
MEDIAN: £32,966
10%
50%
90%
£6.95 - £41.33
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£41
MEDIAN: £14.56
10%
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£0£50K
Salary £21,886 - £49,097
Bonus £0.00 - £5,028
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,913
Commission £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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£22,046 - £50,401
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,059
Hourly Data £0£41
Hourly Rate £6.95 - £41.33
Overtime £7.66 - £29.40
Annual Data £0£50K
Bonus £0.00 - £5,028
Commission £4,000
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £4,913
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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£22,046 - £50,401
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

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
  • 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.
  • Prepare internal cost/value reports for upper management and other departments.

Common Career Paths for Quantity Surveyor


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Quantity Surveyor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quantity Surveyor

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 ₤28,000 based on 596 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 ₤37,000 based on 455 salaries. An experienced Quantity Surveyor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤41,000 based on 228 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 ₤49,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £33,608

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Quantity Surveyor Reviews

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

Quantity Surveyor in Birmingham:
"It is what you make of it, with great opportunities."
Pros: The opportunity within the company to grow and experience different sectors.
Cons: Lack of vision for training and transparency around internal promotions.

Quantity Surveyor in Bristol:
"Thriving city with something for everyone."
Pros: Large variety in both employment opportunity and leisure, creating a positive work-life balance.
Cons: Transport links and road congestion

Quantity Surveyor in London:
"Disappointment."
Pros: Excellent team, and good place to gain experience.
Cons:

Quantity Surveyor in Manchester:
"Working As A Quantity Surveyor."
Pros: I enjoy how my job varies from day to day.
Cons: It takes a lot of patience and organizing as you can go from little work to too much work in a flash.

Quantity Surveyor in Glasgow:
"Quantity surveyor is more than just a bean counter!"
Have to be able to take a lot of abuse from sub-contractors and have a thick skin. Knowledge of measurement in construction, negotiator, financial manager and procurer of sub-contracts is key to being a good QS.

Quantity Surveyor in Nottingham:
Find a new career if you want to make money!

Quantity Surveyor in grays:
"career"
Communication is key. Nothing compares to learning on the job from experienced professionals.

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Key Stats for Quantity Surveyor

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Quantity Surveyor Salaries

▲45%

▲21%

▲9%

National Average
₤34,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Quantity Surveyor Salaries

Valuation
▲17%

▲4%

▲3%



National Average
₤34,000

Cost Accounting
▼2%



Budget Management
▼13%

Financial Reporting
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 58%