Building Surveyor

Building Surveyors are responsible for carrying out building inspections, issuing notices, assisting with regulatory requirements, and providing technical building advice so compliance is achieved on-site. 

The average salary of a Building Surveyor is $97,307 per annum.

As a Building Surveyor, it will also be your responsibility to liaise with stakeholders and assist with any issues relating to building and planning matters.

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Average salary
$97,307 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$83,682 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$110,932 P/A

Source: (March 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 10% more Building Surveyors employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to November 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Building Surveyor are:

  • NSW: 33.4%
  • VIC: 22.5%
  • QLD: 17.7%

Key skills required
  • Technical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Management and leadership skills


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