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Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,740
25th Percentile Wage
$49,100
50th Percentile Wage
$62,750
75th Percentile Wage
$79,870
90th Percentile Wage
$99,800

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 $99,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,740. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201662,7501.39%8.46%
201561,8801.54%-
201460,9303.43%-
201358,8402.38%-
201257,440--

Table 2. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of cartographers and photogrammetrists in 10 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 mining sector with an annual salary $74,470. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $53,730).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$74,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,420
Utilities
$69,210
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$67,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,030
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,860
Manufacturing
$61,050
Educational Services
$57,710
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$56,400
Information
$53,730

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Cartographers and Photogrammetrists by States

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 $43,330 to $81,110. The highest paying state for cartographers and photogrammetrists is Nevada with a median annual salary of $81,110. The lowest paying state is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $43,330. For more salary information of cartographers and photogrammetrists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$81,110
California
$79,350
Washington
$75,630
New Jersey
$75,610
New York
$72,970
Virginia
$69,170
Colorado
$68,170
Connecticut
$68,140
Ohio
$66,910
Maryland
$66,180
New Mexico
$66,140
Louisiana
$65,710
Minnesota
$65,460
Illinois
$65,270
North Dakota
$63,650
South Dakota
$63,230
Missouri
$62,970
Arizona
$62,540
Massachusetts
$61,780
Utah
$61,540
Wisconsin
$61,270
Michigan
$60,880
Alaska
$59,580
Nebraska
$59,260
Florida
$59,130
Texas
$58,920
Alabama
$58,460
Mississippi
$57,890
Wyoming
$57,410
Oregon
$57,370
North Carolina
$57,220
Maine
$57,120
Oklahoma
$56,640
Hawaii
$56,020
Arkansas
$54,720
Pennsylvania
$53,920
Kentucky
$51,840
Indiana
$51,290
Idaho
$51,020
Tennessee
$49,150
Kansas
$48,960
Georgia
$48,650
West Virginia
$47,840
South Carolina
$47,600
Montana
$47,480
New Hampshire
$43,330


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