New Zealand Quantity Surveyor Salaries

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 3,000 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 hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 March 2020 was $33.20 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $65,600, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

Quantity Surveyor Salaries / Wages in 2020

PositionSalary / Wage $Location
Quantity Surveyor100,000 – 140,000Auckland Central
Short Contract Quantity Surveyor$60 per hourAuckland
Quantity Surveyor – Commercial60,000 – 80,000Auckland
Intermediate/Senior Residential Quantity Surveyor100,000 – 120,000Auckland
Intermediate Quantity Surveyor80,000 – 100,000Whangarei
Quantity Surveyor85,000Hamilton
Senoir Quantity Surveyor110,000Hamilton
Graduate Quantity Surveyor50,000 – 55,000Wellington Central
Construction Quantity Surveyor80,000 – 120,000Wellington Central
Quantity Surveyor / Estimator70,000 – 120,000Christchurch
Intermediate Quantity Surveyor70,000 – 90,000Christchurch

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