The salary statistics of cartographers and photogrammetrists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of cartographers and photogrammetrists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The cartographers and photogrammetrists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$40,390|
|25th Percentile Wage||$50,290|
|50th Percentile Wage||$63,990|
|75th Percentile Wage||$81,280|
|90th Percentile Wage||$100,670|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cartographers and photogrammetrists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) cartographers and photogrammetrists is $100,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,390. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cartographers and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of cartographers and photogrammetrists in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for cartographers and photogrammetrists occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $71,020. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $47,830).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only cartographers and photogrammetrists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of cartographers and photogrammetrists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $46,240 to $83,350. The highest paying state for cartographers and photogrammetrists is California with a median annual salary of $83,350. The lowest paying state is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $46,240. For more salary information of cartographers and photogrammetrists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|New Hampshire|| |