Surveyors will provide professional advice on construction projects and generally will have responsibility for leading a team to follow their recommendations.
- Newly trained surveyors can earn in the region of £16,000–£26,000
- Trained with experience surveyors can earn in the region of £20,000–£32,000
- Senior or chartered surveyors can earn in the region of £32,000–£45,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a surveyor; however, you may want to complete GCSE’s in Mathematics and English or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.
To pursue a senior position a BSc Honours Degree in surveying, engineering or construction in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body.
However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.