Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications.
Job titles in this occupation vary and some examples are building estimator, estimator, cost manager and quantity surveyor.
There is a shortage of quantity surveyors in New Zealand and this occupation is currently on New Zealand’s long term skills shortage list.
The Hays quarterly outlook report states that qualified civil and commercial quantity surveyors are in high demand in New Zealand. There are over 2,000 quantity surveyors working in New Zealand
Junior quantity surveyors can expect a basic salary of between $50,000 and $60,000. With a few years’ experience this can rise to between $60,000 and $80,000. Senior quantity surveyors typically can earn between $80,000 and $150,000 depending on their field of expertise, experience and location.
For comparison, the average ordinary time hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 December 2018 was $31.63 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $62,500, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).
Quantity Surveyor Salaries / Wages in 2018 – 2019
|Position||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Intermediate Quantity Surveyor||115,000 – 135,000||Auckland|
|Senior Quantity Surveyor||up to $100 per hour||Auckland|
|Quantity Surveyor – Commercial||70,000 – 90,000||Auckland|
|Junior Quantity Surveyor||65,000 – 85,000||Auckland|
|Intermediate Quantity Surveyor||60,000 – 90,000||Auckland|
|Senoir Quantity Surveyor||110,000||Hamilton|
|Graduate Quantity Surveyor||55,000 – 75,000||Wellington|
|Quantity Surveyor||65,000 – 85,000||Blenheim, South Island|
|Quantity Surveyor / Estimator||70,000 – 120,000||Christchurch|
|Intermediate Quantity Surveyor||70,000 – 90,000||Christchurch|
|Quantity Surveyor Senior||90,000 – 115,000||Christchurch|
|Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant – PQS||90,000 – 120,000||Queenstown and Wanaka|
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