The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor in South Africa is R323,965.
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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 cos…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Quantity Surveyor
The top respondents for the job title Quantity Surveyor are from the companies WBHO Construction, Murray & Roberts and Stefanutti Stocks. Reported salaries are highest at Stefanutti Stocks where the average pay is R657,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Engen Refinery and Murray & Roberts, earning around R531,992 and R453,164, respectively. M&T Development pays the lowest at around R253,680. WBHO Construction and MLC Quantity Surveyors also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R310,200 and R335,400, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Quantity Surveyor
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Skills in Valuation, Contract Management and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Quantity Takeoff and Construction Estimating.
Pay by Experience Level for Quantity Surveyor
An entry-level Quantity Surveyor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R177,965 based on 27 salaries. An early career Quantity Surveyor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R267,769 based on 494 salaries. A mid-career Quantity Surveyor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R398,723 based on 406 salaries. An experienced Quantity Surveyor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R482,016 based on 151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R566,179.
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