Estimators, Valuers and Assessors

Estimators, valuers and assessors plan and undertake the calculation of probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, estimate the value of property and chattels, and investigate insurance claims to assess their validity and to assign liability.


New workers

New workers start around £20,752. Normal pay is £33,265 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,309.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 70,294 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?

  • Examines insurance documents to assess extent of liability and gathers information about incident from police, medical records, ship’s log, etc. and investigates potential fraudulent claims.

  • Prepares comprehensive estimates of time and costs and presents these in report or tender form.

  • Assesses costs of materials, labour and other factors such as required profit margins, transport costs, tariffs and fare structures, possible hazards, etc..

  • Assesses condition, location, desirability and amenities of property to be valued.

  • Examines plans, drawings, specifications, parts lists, etc. and specifies the materials and components required.

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.

  • Claims Processing

  • Underwriting

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Auditing

  • Numeracy

  • Marketing

  • Mental Health

  • Service-Level Agreement

  • Accounting

  • Workflow Management

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

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sales

  • Negotiation

  • Self-Motivation

  • Organizational Skills

  • Leadership

  • Writing

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.