SCSI Remuneration & Benefits Report 2017 show close in gender pay gap for female surveyors
The SCSI Remuneration and Benefits Report 2017 has found that the median salary for female surveyors has increased by 11% over the past year. Within the same period, salaries for their male counterparts have remained largely unchanged which has resulted in the gender pay gap in this traditionally male-dominated industry to decrease by 6%.
Colin Bray, president of the SCSI , hopes that the pay gap will soon be abolished completely “With regard to our growing female membership, it’s encouraging to see a significant narrowing of the pay gap between men and women in our survey and we hope that gap will soon be eradicated.”
Over 1,100 Chartered Surveyors across Ireland have participated in the SCSI Remuneration and Benefits Report 2017 which provides key insights on the performance of the surveying industry in Ireland.
The reports show that the median national salary for surveyors in Ireland is €70,000. Those working in Dublin earn an average of €75,000 per annum compared to those working outside of Dublin who earn 23% less, at an average of €58,000 per annum. The construction sector pays best, followed by the property sector with the land sector least well paid, on average. Over half the respondents believe that their companies are likely to hire new staff in 2017 and the survey shows an increase of 16% of respondents receiving a bonus.
With 85% of surveyors happy to recommend their profession to school leavers and 89% of surveyors satisfied in their jobs, Colin Bray, president of the SCSI, was delighted to see the overwhelming majority of positive responses captured in the report but stressed the importance of encouraging school-leavers to choose property and construction courses, to properly meet the needs of the Irish economy.
“A career in surveying is hugely rewarding, not only for its financial rewards but also in terms of the diverse nature of the work and the variety of opportunities available.
“It is heartening to see that the overwhelming majority of respondents would recommend surveying as a profession to young people, while the fact that over half of respondents believe their companies are likely to increase headcount in the next 12 months shows the recovery is continuing”
“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.
“With regard to our growing female membership, it’s encouraging to see a significant narrowing of the pay gap between men and women in our survey and we hope that gap will soon be eradicated.
“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.”