Average Quantity Surveyor with Construction Estimating Skills Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor with Construction Estimating skills in South Africa is R317,922.
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R176k - R573k
R5k - R49k
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R2k - R98k
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R156k - R584k

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Job Description for Quantity Surveyor

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.
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

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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