Estate or Land Manager

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Estate or land managers are employed by estate owners. They manage the farm(s) and other properties on the estate, the game and fishing rights and make sure the estate runs at a profit. They may also be called rural estate managers or land agents.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for estate or land managers in Scotland vary considerably, but tend start at around £18,000 to £20,000 a year. With experience, salaries can rise to between £25,000 and £35,000 a year, with higher salaries reaching up to £50,000 or more for those managing large or several estates. In some cases, you may get rent-free accommodation as part of your package.


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Getting In

You can find work with private landowners, local authorities or national trusts or conservation bodies.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have good skills in:


Getting On



The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078

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