Career outlook for rural surveyor
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help the owners of farms and estates to make the most of their land.
Tasks vary, but you might:
- Manage the day-to-day running of the estate
- Look after the accounts
- Produce financial forecasts
- Give advice on legal and tax issues
- Deal with grant and subsidy applications
- Negotiate land access, for example with utility or mining and quarrying companies
- Work out the value of property, machinery, crops or animals
- Arrange and conduct auctions
- Make computer maps of the landscape using special software and tools
It would be important to have a good understanding of the commercial and environmental issues related to farming, forestry and other rual industries. You would also need a sound knowledge of UK and EU agricultural and land-use regulations.
UK employment status
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