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ASAQS Salary Survey 2018

Saturday, 03 November 2018  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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The salary survey was conducted in March 2018. Results were extracted from approximately 102 participating firms (some of which operate in more than one province) covering salaries of 506 personnel, compared to 158 participating firms and 802 personnel in the March 2017 survey.

The results are based on an annual survey of salaried staff, conducted amongst quantity surveying practices in South Africa. The survey excludes information pertaining to the remuneration packages of the principals, partners, members of close corporations and directors.

Last year we saw a sharp drop in the remuneration of quantity surveyors qualified at university and with more than 10 years experience. That seems to have been corrected in this year's survey. Another interesting number that crops up when comparing the 2018 survey to last year is that the number of practicing salaried QS's with more than 10 years experience seems to have declined from 28,2% to 21,4% this year. Your knee-jerk reaction could be that this drop must be ascribed to the number of experienced QS's leaving the country.

One should however, be cautious when comparing figures from one year to the next. The survey suggests trends over longer periods of time and if one compares the 2018 percentage to the 22,0% recorded in 2013 then the balance in experience seems to have remained fairly constant.

Please click here to download the 2018 and older surveys.