The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor with Construction Estimating skills in South Africa is R317,922.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Quantity Surveyor
The top respondents for the job title Quantity Surveyor are from the companies WBHO Construction, Murray & Roberts and MLC Quantity Surveyors. Reported salaries are highest at Engen Refinery where the average pay is R530,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Murray & Roberts and MLC Quantity Surveyors, earning around R453,164 and R401,200, respectively. Group Five Construction pays the lowest at around R244,168. WBHO Construction and M&T Development also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R251,280 and R253,680, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Quantity Surveyor
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Skills in Valuation, Contract Management, Precision Measurement and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk Quantity Takeoff.
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 R151,569 based on 13 salaries. An early career Quantity Surveyor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R263,430 based on 282 salaries. A mid-career Quantity Surveyor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R388,490 based on 240 salaries. An experienced Quantity Surveyor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R476,120 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R520,000.
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