What are the prospects for employment?

Professional Quantity Surveyors can expect to find employment in the following areas:

  1. In private practice, with specialist Quantity Surveyor firms; or with multi-disciplinary organizations alongside architects, engineers and landscape architects.
  2. In the public sector
  3. In building and civil engineering companies
  4. In industrial or commercial organizations with large property departments such as banks
  5. In teaching or research

What type of salary/income can I expect to earn?

The salaries of Professional Quantity Surveyors vary widely, depending upon experience and responsibility, but they are comparable with those of other professions such as architects, lawyers or accountants.