Salary for chartered surveyor outside Dublin 23% less than in capital

The median salary in Dublin is €75,000 and €58,000 for the rest of the Republic

The salary for female chartered surveyors in Ireland is roughly €6,000 less than their male counterparts. Photograph: iStock

The salary for female chartered surveyors in Ireland is roughly €6,000 less than their male counterparts. Photograph: iStock

 

A chartered surveyor working outside Dublin can expect a salary 23 per cent lower than that of their Dublin counterparts.

The median salary in Dublin for a chartered surveyor is €75,000 while the figure for the rest of the country was €58,000, according to a survey from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

“While the salary gap between Dublin and the regions is a concern, there are signs that it’s narrowing somewhat, but this is something we will continue to monitor,” said Colin Bray, the president of the society.

Just under 1,100 chartered surveyors across the Republic participated in the survey, which showed that those working in the construction sector achieved a salary of €71,500, €66,500 in the property sector and €60,000 in the land sector.

Female surveyors saw their salary increase 11 per cent in the past 12 months, to €65,000, while male surveyor salaries remained unchanged. While a gender pay gap still exists, it has fallen from 11 per cent to 5 per cent.

The survey also detailed job satisfaction and reported that 85 per cent of surveyors would recommend their profession to school-leavers, while just one in 10 indicated dissatisfaction in their jobs.

While Mr Bray was upbeat about the level of job satisfaction in the industry, he warned that the shortfall of qualified graduates could threaten the Republic’s ability to address the housing supply crisis. This warning was particularly significant considering 54 per cent of those surveyed said their company is likely to increase headcount in the next 12 months.

“It’s imperative that we have the qualified personnel to meet the needs of the Irish economy, and we need to encourage more people, particularly women, to choose property and construction courses,” said Mr Bray.