Average Quantity Surveyor salary in South Africa 2024

average quantity surveyor salary

The average quantity surveyor salary in South Africa is R29,765.00 per month. Quantity surveyors are in charge of the financial management of large engineering projects and work on large-scale engineering and construction projects. A quantity surveyor analyzes the cost of a project in collaboration with the client and contractors.

Given their demanding schedules, quantity surveyors are well compensated. A Quantity Surveyor’s income may also include bonuses for a job well done. A Quantity Surveyor’s annual bonus ranges from R9,000.00 to R46,000.00. A quantity surveyor’s average annual bonus in South Africa is R3,633.00, according to Salary Expert.

Quantity surveyors are not always given bonuses by their employers. According to salary explorer, 29% of South African quantity surveyors received a bonus in 2021. In 2021, however, 71% of quantity surveyors did not receive a bonus. Those who received a bonus received one ranging from 1% to 4% of their annual salary.

A Quantity Surveyor’s salary is determined by a variety of factors. The following sections go over the factors that influence a Quantity Surveyor’s salary.

Factors that influence the salary of a Quantity Surveyor 

Employer 

The salary that a Quantity Surveyor earns is determined by their employer. According to Payscale, the following are some of the best employers for quantity surveyors in South Africa.

Employer Average Annual Salary
Group 5 construction R453,500.00
Grinaker ItaR367,396.00
Engen Refinery R527,933.00
RaubexR270,000.00
EskomR670,000.00
MLC Quantity SurveyorsR307,200.00
Murry & RobertsR464,821.00
Stefanutti StocksR492,000.00
WBHO Construction R245,200.00

City of Employment 

The city in which a quantity surveyor works has a significant impact on their salary. According to Indeed.com, the following are some of the highest-paying cities in South Africa:

#CityAverage Monthly Salary 
1Johannesburg, Gauteng R46,623.00
2Randburg, GautengR46,511.00
3Polokwane, LimpopoR45,696.00
4Durban, KwaZulu-Natal R45,378.00
5Northern Suburbs, Western Cape R35,000.00 
6Pretoria, Gauteng R34,815.00
7Sandton, Gauteng R33,045.00
8Midrand, Gauteng R29,121.00

Another important factor influencing a Quantity Surveyor’s salary is his or her level of experience. Below, we examine the impact of experience level on a Quantity Surveyor’s salary.

Salary of Quantity Surveyors based on their level of experience in the field 

Salary of a Quantity Surveyor with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2024

A Quantity Surveyor with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R15,800.00 per month on average. The lowest paid quantity surveyors in this category are those with 0 years of experience, who earn an average monthly salary of R12,940.00.

Quantity Surveyors with 2 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R18,400.00. A Quantity Surveyor with a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience can earn up to R19,000.00 per month.

Salary of a Quantity Surveyor with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2024

A Quantity Surveyor with 3 – 5 years of experience can expect to earn R22,500.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 42% increase over the average salary of quantity surveyors with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Quantity Surveyors with 5 years of experience earn the most in this group, with an average monthly salary of R24,500.00. Quantity surveyors with 3 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R20,300.00.

Salary of a Quantity Surveyor with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2024

A Quantity Surveyor with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R26,900.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 19% increase over the average salary of quantity surveyors with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Quantity surveyors with 10 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this group, with an average monthly salary of R28,600.00. Quantity Surveyors with 6 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R25,700.00.

Salary of a Quantity Surveyor with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2024

A Quantity Surveyor with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R31,850.00 per month on average. The salary represents an 18% increase in salary over the average salary of quantity surveyors with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Quantity surveyors with 15 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this group, with an average monthly salary of R33,000.00. Quantity surveyors with 11 years of experience earn the least, with an average monthly salary of R29,480.00.

Salary of a Quantity Surveyor with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2024

A Quantity Surveyor with 16 to 20 years of experience earns an average monthly salary of R38,500.00. The salary represents a 20% increase over the average salary of Quality Surveyors with 11 to 15 years of experience.

Quantity surveyors with 20 years of experience earn the highest salaries in this category, with an average monthly salary of R42,500.00. Quantity surveyors with 20+ years of experience and a master’s degree can earn up to R50,000.00 per month.

Conclusion 

Quantity Surveyors are among the highest-paid professionals in engineering and construction, with significant bonuses for their work. Working in the field for a longer period of time is highly recommended as the salary increases at a high rate of +8% per year.

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