Insurance Risk Surveyor

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Insurance risk surveyors carry out surveys of sites, properties or items needing to be insured, such as buildings, aircraft or ships. These can be surveys for commercial or personal customers. They then advise the insurance company of any risks that insuring the site or property involves.

The Work

You could be:

You would specialise in one of four areas:


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

The starting salary for a trainee graduate insurance risk surveyor generally falls between £20,000 and £23,000 a year.

With two or three years' experience this rises to between £25,000 and £40,000 per year. Those with considerable experience can earn between £45,000 and £55,000 and at senior levels it is possible to earn well over £75,000 per year.

There may also be benefits such as bonuses, medical and life insurance and a pension scheme.


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Getting In

There are jobs with large insurance companies and specialist insurance surveying or risk management firms. Jobs are usually advertised in the press, on the internet and through financial services recruitment agencies.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
Tel: 020 7709 9808
Twitter: @irmglobal

London Institute of Banking and Finance
Tel: 01227 818609
Twitter: @StudyLIBF

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