Chartered Surveyors

Chartered surveyors conduct surveys related to the measurement, management, valuation and development of land, natural resources, buildings, other types of property, and infrastructure such as harbours, roads and railway lines.


New workers

New workers start around £25,526. Normal pay is £39,450 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £69,051.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 58,165 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Measures shore lines, elevations and underwater contours, establishes high and low water marks, plots shore features and defines navigable channels.

  • Surveys buildings to determine necessary alterations and repairs.

  • Surveys mines, prepares drawings of surfaces, hazards and other features to control the extent and direction of mining.

  • Surveys, measures and describes land surfaces to establish property boundaries and to aid with construction or cartographic work.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Surveying

  • Construction Surveying

  • Project Management

  • Contract Management

  • Construction

  • Property Management

  • Asset Management

  • AutoCAD

  • Procurement

  • Risk Analysis

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Negotiation

  • Report Writing

  • Problem Solving

  • Self-Motivation

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.