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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,310
25th Percentile Wage
$67,550
50th Percentile Wage
$83,350
75th Percentile Wage
$100,130
90th Percentile Wage
$118,460

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 $118,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cartographers and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,350
4.80% 20.14%
2016
$79,350
9.65% -
2015
$71,690
5.96% -
2014
$67,420
4.14% -
2013
$64,630
-2.99% -
2012
$66,560
- -

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 $98,850). 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
$98,850
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$95,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$85,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$84,850
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$82,470
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$79,800
Bakersfield-Delano
$76,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$70,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$67,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$66,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$59,170




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