Quantity Surveyor Salary

The average salary for a Quantity Surveyor in the UK is:


Job profile for a Quantity Surveyor

A quantity surveyor is someone who surveys things, as you might have guessed. Specifically in the construction industry the role of quantity surveyor is very important because they work out the amounts of the various materials that will be needed whilst working on a job. This may be quite detailed and include literally details on even the number of screws that are required! Therefore in terms of budgeting for the project, quoting, and ensuring that expenses are managed during the project, the quantity surveyor is a very important role in the construction and building industry.

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Quantity Surveyor Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £32,453.

The average salary in 2009 was £32,382, based on 173 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £31,618, based on 256 respondents (a difference of -2% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £31,722, based on 183 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £31,270, based on 80 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Quantity Surveyor based on all salary survey responses is: £29,170

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Quantity Surveyor is £15.74.

Assorted Quantity Surveyor Salary Information

£32,500South West15-February-20
£24,000South West21-September-17
£27,000South West17-August-16
£33,000South West15-August-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Quantity Surveyor salary data

Quantity Surveyor Salary By UK Region

£29,235South West
£28,579Yorkshire and North East
£33,083South East
£27,445East of England
£28,250North West
£26,400Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Quantity Surveyor, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £23,615 for a worker in their 20s, £30,857 (30s), £36,524 (40s) and £36,524 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Quantity Surveyor is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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