Estimators, valuers and assessors


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


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.


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.

Typical 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.

Common job titles

Superintendent, district (insurance)
Assessor, claims
Estimator, mechanical
Estimator, chief
Designer, systems, fire
Surveyor, insulation
Estimator, technical
Surveyor, boiler and engine (insurance)
Officer, valuation
Assessor, insurance
Estimator, planning
Engineer-surveyor (insurance)
Engineer, staff (insurance)
Engineer, estimating
Officer, rent
Analyst, scoring, credit
Examiner (HM Revenue and Customs)
Surveyor, nautical
Estimator, cost
Manager, costing
Negotiator (insurance)
Surveyor, engineering
Officer, rating and valuation
Investigator, claims
Assessor, damage, vehicle
Surveyor, rating
Surveyor, valuation
Estimator, building
Settler, claims, insurance
Superintendent, motor (insurance)
Superintendent, fire (insurance)
Adjuster, average
Negotiator, claims
Surveyor, insurance
Manager, cost
Officer, rates and charges (transport)
Adviser, energy
Assessor, HIP
Investigator, insurance
Surveyor, naval
Inspector, home
Official, claims, marine
Engineer, assessing (insurance)
Surveyor (insurance)
Adjudicator, claims
Consultant, claims (insurance)
Inspector, claims (insurance)
Expert, art
Engineer, costing
Adjuster, loss
Officer, costs, technical
Estimator, print
Controller, claims, insurance
Engineer, insurance
Executive, claims
Surveyor and valuer
Engineer, inspection (insurance)
Appraiser and valuer
Technician, valuation
Engineer, cost
Estimator, sales
Estimator, printing
Surveyor, window
Manager, valuation
Officer, rating
Officer, claims
Surveyor, fire
Adjuster, claims
Surveyor, marine
Superintendent, branch (insurance)
Superintendent (insurance)
Adjudicator (insurance)
Superintendent, insurance
Superintendent, claims
Valuer and auctioneer
Representative, claims, insurance
Assessor, energy
Referencer, valuation

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.