Technical Surveyor

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A technical surveyor provides support to chartered surveyors and other professionals. They work in a range of branches of surveying including building, general practice, land, minerals, offshore, planning, quantity and rural.

They are also called surveying technicians.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries are likely to be from around £18,000, rising to around £28,000 with experience. High earning senior technical surveyors can earn over £30,000 a year.


Depending on your branch of surveying you may:

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Getting In

Look for jobs with surveying firms, building contractors, civil engineering companies and property developers, as well as in the public sector with local authorities and the Civil Service.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On


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