Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,210
25th Percentile Wage
$47,050
50th Percentile Wage
$62,480
75th Percentile Wage
$79,360
90th Percentile Wage
$97,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists is $97,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists is $36,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,480
1.23% 7.86%
2016
$61,710
-0.03% -
2015
$61,730
3.48% -
2014
$59,580
2.57% -
2013
$58,050
0.83% -
2012
$57,570
- -

Compare Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in 16 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $74,160. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $50,770). For detailed surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$74,160
Building Equipment Contractors
$71,690
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$66,870
Residential Building Construction
$65,530
Specialty Trade Contractors
$65,510
Construction of Buildings
$64,810
Nonresidential Building Construction
$64,740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$63,060
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$62,550
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$61,690
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$60,840
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$57,770
Utility System Construction
$57,550
Land Subdivision
$55,210
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$54,720
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$50,770

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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