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    Hello,

    Can anyone help me on this, i'm just curious as to which professional earns most - a chartered surveyor or an architect?
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    Haha this is really interesting, because I'm studying Architecture (although I don't plan to pursue it after getting my Bachelors) and my brother's studying Real Estate Management!

    In a nutshell, the Chartered Surveyor will earn more.

    Surveyors will start on roughly 24-27k and once chartered, can expect mid 30's? So, assuming you do it right, you could be on around £35k by 23 years old. Progress is relatively structured, and if you're good, you will make six-figures soon enough.

    Architects, completely different story. After the FULL seven years, once qualified with RIBA, you can expect to earn around £35k in Central london, probably less elsewhere. After that, there is no set meritocratic structure, so the rest is down to talent and hard work. But don't expect six figure salaries, unless you're amazing. And even then you will need YEARS of experience. There's a reason why I'm not pursuing it.
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    (Original post by thebadboy2k1)
    Haha this is really interesting, because I'm studying Architecture (although I don't plan to pursue it after getting my Bachelors) and my brother's studying Real Estate Management!

    In a nutshell, the Chartered Surveyor will earn more.

    Surveyors will start on roughly 24-27k and once chartered, can expect mid 30's? So, assuming you do it right, you could be on around £35k by 23 years old. Progress is relatively structured, and if you're good, you will make six-figures soon enough.

    Architects, completely different story. After the FULL seven years, once qualified with RIBA, you can expect to earn around £35k in Central london, probably less elsewhere. After that, there is no set meritocratic structure, so the rest is down to talent and hard work. But don't expect six figure salaries, unless you're amazing. And even then you will need YEARS of experience. There's a reason why I'm not pursuing it.
    theres more to life than just money, right? :rolleyes:

    besides, I think the satisfaction of seeing your own design being built must be immense
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    Hmm.. not for me, I'd rather have my fast cars and big houses than design someone else's big house.

    But don't take my view on it, majority of the architects on my course are dedicated and idealistic, they want to design and they know this is what they want to do for their career. Those who waver, might aswell not bother. And hence, that's why I'm out. Because I know I'll live with regret, thinking of all the things I could've been doing instead of sitting in the a big practise, doing a bit of CAD. I don't regret studying it at university; I've also worked at a huge practise (top 5 globally) so I feel I'm making an informed decision in terms of MY career. However, the decision ultimately is yours.


    Plus, I can't have my younger brother out-earning me can I!
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    (Original post by thebadboy2k1)
    Surveyors will start on roughly 24-27k and once chartered, can expect mid 30's? So, assuming you do it right, you could be on around £35k by 23 years old. Progress is relatively structured, and if you're good, you will make six-figures soon enough.
    Bloody hell, so the average surveyor achieves Chartership at 23? Clearly I've gone for the wrong job...
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    Assuming you start at 18, finish at 21, go straight into practise and do your APC after the standard 2 years, yeah, you're Chartered at 23. Read an article in which Candy & Candy recently withheld one chartered surveyor's bonus of £160k by firing him a week or so before bonus time! So clearly they make MAD bucks too!

    All that said, I still am not going to become a Chartered Surveyor.. don't think so anyway!
 
 
 
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