Flexible Employment Options
The SAVA diploma is an industry-recognised qualification aimed at those seeking a career in the residential surveying industry. Various career opportunities exist within residential surveying and the route you choose to pursue after qualifying will depend on your needs.
As a residential surveyor, you can find work in a number of ways.
- Be self-employed
Many residential surveyors choose to work independently, marketing their services themselves and choosing their own working hours.
- Join a surveying firm
Most surveying firms offer 9-to-5 employment so if you are looking for a salaried position joining an existing firm could be for you.
- Find work through a panel of surveyors
A surveying panel offers work to its members on a contract basis – perfect if you are looking for some flexibility with your workload.
Your salary will depend on the service(s) you offer and how you intend to practice. However, according to prospects.ac.uk, the popular careers advice website:
“The average salary of an experienced residential surveyor is around £46,000. AssocRICS earn around £43,500.”
“Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) earn more than their non-RICS counterparts. An MRICS earns an average of £57,000, and a FRICS £70,000, compared with a non RICS counterpart who earns on average about £44,000.”
Those who hold the Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation can gain direct entry into the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors at Associate member level (AssocRICS). This is the perfect stepping stone to becoming a fully chartered member of RICS (MRICS).
Once an AssocRICS member, you can enhance your career by becoming chartered. RICS offers flexible progression routes from Associate to chartered status for those looking to achieve what they describe as “the ‘gold standard’ of property professionalism”. As a chartered surveyor, you can command even higher salary prospects.