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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, renewable energy technology and environmental research. They are also known as hydrographers.

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

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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).

In addition to the above:

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

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5307
1.5 %
RISE
2029
5388
  United Kingdom
2024
58916
3.6 %
RISE
2029
61020

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please organisations listed below:

 

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Contacts

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