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Surveyor - Hydrographic

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A hydrographic surveyor measures and maps marine environments, such as rivers, lakes and oceans. They can be involved in work such as installing oil rigs and docks, and environmental research.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Pay rates for hydrographic surveyors could start in the region of £20,000 to £25,000 a year. Senior surveyors can earn between £25,000 and £45,000 a year while high earners may earn up to £55,000 a year or more.

You may also earn extra for time spent working offshore.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You gain chartered or associate status by following one of the routes approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

There are other factors to consider.

Offshore surveyors work mostly for the oil and gas industries. These companies operate on a global scale, with bases all over the world. Other possible employers include offshore survey companies, government agencies, port and harbour authorities, water companies and civil engineering firms.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4777
1.3 %
RISE
2023
4838
  United Kingdom
2018
60784
3.3 %
RISE
2023
62787

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 024 7686 8555
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)
E-mail: info@sut.org
Website: http://www.sut.org
Twitter: @SUT_news
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUT.org/

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