Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for cartographers and photogrammetrists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cartographers and photogrammetrists among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Cartographers and Photogrammetrists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,970
25th Percentile Wage
$65,860
50th Percentile Wage
$79,350
75th Percentile Wage
$97,100
90th Percentile Wage
$115,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cartographers and photogrammetrists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.46
25th Percentile Wage
$31.66
50th Percentile Wage
$38.15
75th Percentile Wage
$46.68
90th Percentile Wage
$55.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cartographers and photogrammetrists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.72. The median hourly salary is $38.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cartographers and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,3509.65%16.12%
201571,6905.96%-
201467,4204.14%-
201364,630-2.99%-
201266,560--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cartographers and Photogrammetrists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cartographers and photogrammetrists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cartographers and photogrammetrists in state of California ranges from $59,170 to $103,970. The highest paying area for cartographers and photogrammetrists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $103,970. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $98,290). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $59,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$103,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$98,290
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$90,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$84,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$81,500
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$79,800
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$76,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$72,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$70,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$66,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$59,170


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