Quantity survey is among the most marketable courses in Kenya and with good salaries.
The course can be pursued at diploma level and undergraduate level.If you are pursuing the course at diploma level then expect to earn starting salary of Ksh 35,000-Ksh 50,000.If you are studying a degree in quantity survey then your starting salary should be Ksh60, 000-Ksh90, 000.
Professionals, who are quantity surveyors, with more than three years working experience earn not less than Ksh 100,000 while those with at least 10 years of professional experience earn not less than Ksh200,000.
Quantity surveyors who work with private sector earn more than those in the public sector. If you happen to work with a company like Tullow oil, chances are than your salary will not be less than Ksh200,000.If you also happen to work for construction companies, you will walk home with not less than Ksh150,000 per month.
Apart from salaries, there are quantity surveyors who own their companies. These people make very good money, and if you look at their tax details, you will realize that there are individuals making even more than Ksh100 million per year.