"Surveyors get small payment due to lack of clear scale of fee for survey content in the Built Industry.
A surveyors job cut across so many divides and hence cannot be quantified as such his scope of work cannot be costed giving room for low…"
"I refuse to lower my fees (and the value of my work) to the level that 'wins the bid'. I do not submit bids if asked for one. The quality of my work is paramount and has always been that way. That quality has to suffer if the amount…"
"I am from South Africa... I used to work for survey companies for many years before I decided to start my own company. Working for the survey companies I realized that they employed more and more unqualified surveyors (non-graduate surveyors, and…"
"In Australia you seem to be able to get reasonable rates in some mining ops, though if you are on a contract as a an engaged "professional" then the high wages that seem to with the mining are often less for the surveyors. That said, for…"
"Same here, I'm just west of Fort Worth, and no matter what we estimate to charge, there is always someone that will do the work for half the price. The majority of the time, nobody except us and the Board cares about quality, it's all…"
"I'm very new to surveying, so not sure how much value this will be. In my region (Northern California,) surveying is a union job. Our wages are $40 per hour plus benefits for a party chief. In the Bay Area, where most of the work is, it…"
"Here in Texas, the realtors are getting away with paying around $400. The problem is not the realtor community but the surveyors. There is always someone willing to put their stamp on a job which they know they did not fully met the Board…"
"It really depends what your expectations are, where you live and what you deem a low salary.
Where I live average salary is around $65k a year, whereas average surveyor salary is around $80-90k a year. It's not too uncommon for a well…"
"I am not sure why were are lowing our rates. Around here a realtor will get 6% commission on the sale of a house or property. A $100,000 house will make them $5000 to show the house a few times and prepare some papers they have filled out the same…"
"Yeah, I agree. If we stopped fixing all of their mistakes in the field and just staked it "as planned" they might change their minds. We are expected to catch and fix all of the mistakes but if we don't it is on us..."