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Highest Paying Industries for Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists

The top 82 highest paying industries for surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $90,740, support activities for water transportation is the highest paying industry for surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists. It is followed by support activities for transportation industry (average annual salary $90,560). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 82 Highest Paying Industries for Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$90,740
n/a
2 Support Activities for Transportation
$90,560
n/a
3 Federal government, including USPS
$83,950
1,020
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$83,750
1,020
5 Transportation and Warehousing
$82,430
220
6 Educational Services - Privately owned
$75,640
40
7 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$74,000
170
8 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$73,280
30
9 Residential Building Construction
$69,010
160
10 Support Activities for Mining
$68,960
470
11 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,860
410
12 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$67,010
100
13 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,930
2,160
14 Scientific Research and Development Services
$65,920
240
15 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$65,440
500
16 Utilities
$65,320
660
17 State government, including schools and hospitals
$64,940
2,290
18 Testing Laboratories
$64,560
120
19 Natural Gas Distribution
$64,560
n/a
20 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$63,780
8,940
21 Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,780
8,940
22 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$63,500
9,120
23 Land Subdivision
$63,140
90
24 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$62,970
n/a
25 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$62,970
n/a
26 Educational Services - Local government owned
$62,970
n/a
27 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,650
280
28 Pipeline Transportation
$62,550
130
29 Utility System Construction
$61,990
570
30 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$61,980
30
31 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$61,800
1,750
32 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,620
2,160
33 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$60,990
1,210
34 Mining
$60,980
1,270
35 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$60,030
50
36 Construction
$59,580
3,590
37 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$59,500
5,810
38 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,460
5,760
39 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$59,280
70
40 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,040
320
41 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$58,950
40
42 Construction of Buildings
$58,810
1,000
43 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$58,730
200
44 Engineering Services
$58,640
17,040
45 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,310
40
46 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$58,200
250
47 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,110
70
48 Oil and Gas Extraction
$57,970
250
49 Metal Ore Mining
$57,510
160
50 Employment Services
$57,270
480
51 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$56,930
550
52 Social Advocacy Organizations
$56,800
90
53 Nonresidential Building Construction
$56,760
830
54 Finance and Insurance
$56,450
n/a
55 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,190
37,010
56 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$55,740
120
57 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,740
34,400
58 Coal Mining
$55,660
360
59 Building Equipment Contractors
$55,490
40
60 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$55,460
120
61 Specialty Trade Contractors
$55,170
440
62 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$54,980
670
63 Manufacturing
$54,720
180
64 Educational Services
$54,610
220
65 Administrative and Support Services
$54,290
600
66 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$54,150
40
67 Telecommunications
$54,150
40
68 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,070
330
69 Temporary Help Services
$52,390
330
70 Real Estate
$51,390
40
71 Information
$51,240
140
72 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,860
n/a
73 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$48,830
170
74 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$47,730
80
75 Landscaping Services
$47,620
30
76 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$47,180
90
77 Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$47,090
40
78 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$46,240
140
79 Educational Services - State government owned
$46,240
140
80 Other Support Services
$44,490
50
81 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$42,770
60
82 Legal Services
$39,400
n/a