2019: Building Surveying Salaries, BREXIT and Boris… oh, and Ben Stokes!

As 2019 nears its conclusion, there’s no denying that the last 12 months have been even more turbulent than most of us anticipated.

After another year filled with constants, whether it be the never ending BREXIT saga or England caving under the pressure of another major sporting final (except for you Ben Stokes – we salute you!), another constant I’ve seen is the continued rise of Building Surveying salaries.

This got me thinking – despite the economic uncertainty, just how big of an increase have I seen, relative to 2018? And there we have it, this article was made!


3.5% is my average salary increase for Building Surveyors I’ve helped in 2019 relative to 2018.

I know what you’re thinking… ‘How have you managed that Hadley?’ that’s higher than inflation and every reputable UK savings account! (ok, that doesn’t exactly say a lot.) Well I’ve always said it, a vote for Hadley, is a vote for the people… anyway, moving on.

As I write this 2019 ‘review’, I’m sat here with unprecedented (that doesn’t mean deluded does it?) belief and positivity that 2020 will be a year filled with clarity, a smooth, seamless BREXIT, a continued rise in the average salaries of Building Surveyors throughout London and the South East and an England win in the Euros.*

There’s no doubt about it, the lack of clarity 2019 has gifted us has given me a noticeable increase in conversations I’ve had with people who simply haven’t known what they should be earning, relative to market value.

So, to my clients. Did your wage bill increase 3.5% this year? Are you paying your Surveyors too little? Or even worse, too much!?

Building Surveyors, are you being under (or over) paid?

If you are an employer or employee and want to find out where you sit in the market in terms of remuneration, just drop me a line or give me a call.

Looking forward to speaking to you in 2020.

*I stand by all but one of these predictions. You can probably guess which one….

2019-12-18T12:41:02+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Industry analysis|