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Quantity Surveyor

Kairūri Utu Hanga Whare

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Quantity surveyors manage finances for construction projects. They calculate budgets based on clients' requirements, and prepare detailed estimates to ensure budgets are sufficient for each stage of construction.


Entry-level quantity surveyors usually earn

$50K-$85K per year

Experienced quantity surveyors usually earn

$90K-$150K per year

Source: Hays, 2017.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities for quantity surveyors are good due to a shortage of workers.
Quantity surveyor Karen O'Rourke  using a tape measure at a building site

Quantity surveyors calculate the expected cost of a building project

Last updated 24 August 2018