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Quantity surveyors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£17,680 pile of coins

Age 35

£43,680 pile of coins

Age 50

£52,520 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £36,920

What does this career do?

Quantity surveyors advise on financial and contractual matters relating to, and prepare bills of quantities for, construction projects and provide other support functions concerning the financing and materials required for building projects.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with client on project costs, formulates detailed cost plan and advises contractors and engineers to ensure that they remain within cost limit
  • examines plans and specifications and prepares details of the material and labour required for the project
  • prepares bills of quantities for use by contractors when tendering for work
  • examines tenders received, advises client on the most acceptable and assists with preparation of a contract document
  • measures and values work in progress and examines any deviations from original contract
  • measures and values completed contract for authorisation of payment.

Current entry requirements

Entry is through professional training and membership of an appropriate professional organisation. Entry to professional examinations will require GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification. Candidates usually undertake a period of probationary training and professional assessment.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2016)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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