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Insurance risk surveyor Average UK Salary & Prospects

Insurance risk surveyors carry out surveys of items that need to be insured.

  • Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.  
  • Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.  
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.  
  • Prepare and
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Insurance risk surveyors typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Insurance risk surveyor you will typically work 9am to 5pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
42,248 GBP *
per year
22,000 GBP
100,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Insurance risk surveyor

Men make 22% more than Women
49% of Insurance risk surveyors are men
Big gender gap
  • 46,957 GBP
  • 36,830 GBP
Average salary for part-time Insurance risk surveyor
Average salary for full-time Insurance risk surveyor

  • 19,743 GBP
  • 19,486 GBP
  • 42,248 GBP
  • 36,830 GBP
  • 46,957 GBP
Pay over time for Insurance risk surveyor

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 46,342 GBP
  • 43,195 GBP
  • 41,467 GBP
  • 42,504 GBP
  • 45,411 GBP
  • 43,581 GBP
  • 42,248 GBP
  • 45,179 GBP

Future outlook for Insurance risk surveyors

Poor outlook
581 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
-1% yearly wage growth (on average)

Insurance risk surveyor - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Insurance risk surveyor and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 42% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 32% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
  • 16% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent

You can apply directly for jobs if you've got relevant qualifications and experience in a related profession like building surveying, health and safety, engineering or fire safety.

You'll need:

  • maths knowledge
  • knowledge of economics and accounting
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Insurance risk surveyor


Things to highlight for your Insurance risk surveyor interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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