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Estimators, valuers and assessors

£19,240 Average salary at age 20
£39,520 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


Estimators, valuers and assessors plan and undertake the calculation of probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, estimate the value of property and chattels, and investigate insurance claims to assess their validity and to assign liability.

Main Tasks

  • Examines plans, drawings, specifications, parts lists, etc. and specifies the materials and components required;
  • Assesses condition, location, desirability and amenities of property to be valued;
  • Assesses costs of materials, labour and other factors such as required profit margins, transport costs, tariffs and fare structures, possible hazards, etc.;
  • Prepares comprehensive estimates of time and costs and presents these in report or tender form;
  • Examines insurance documents to assess extent of liability and gathers information about incident from police, medical records, ship’s log, etc. and investigates potential fraudulent claims.


Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications. Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, GNVQs/GSVQs or BTEC/SQA awards. Professional qualifications are available and may be required by some employers.

What Estimators, valuers and assessors studied in higher education

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What Estimators, valuers and assessors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G3) Statistics1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy1
(G1) Mathematics4
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology4
(C1) Biology1
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(C8) Psychology4
(V3) History by topic1
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments2
(W3) Music1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(V4) Archaeology1
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics2
(K2) Building3
(K1) Architecture1
(H2) Civil engineering3
(R4) Spanish studies1
(M1) Law by area5
(M2) Law by topic8
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport3
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics4
(T7) American studies1
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies7
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)2
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies6
(V1) History by period2
(N3) Finance2
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

76700 Workforce Size
3.94% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
11373 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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