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Estate Surveyors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Estate Surveyors offer professional advice relating to property investment and development such as development potential of properties and land resumption compensation matters. Estate Surveyors act on client's behalf in lease modification, land exchange applications and other land administration works. They also conduct property market studies. They deal with the public administration, management and leasing of lands and buildings. They value all types of real property for purchase, sale, letting, investment, rating and taxation. Estate Surveyors advise client on property valuation, feasibility study and statutory compensation.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Maths Skills

Estate Surveyors must possess good mathematics skills, including knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. They have the ability to verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.

Professional land development knowledge

Estate Surveyors must be able to undertake land administration duties, including valuations for various purposes, negotiations of acquisitions or disposals of all types of land and property. They must also be able to analyse and review development appraisals.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in surveying or equivalent qualifications

Professional qualification

  • Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors in the General Practice Division, or equivalent


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$80,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$90,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 18-27

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 30-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

Monthly Salary Directorate Pay Scale Point 1

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Estate Surveyors typically work in offices and they work regular office hours.


  • Computers with project management software

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