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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$63,990
1.94% 10.24%
2016
$62,750
1.39% -
2015
$61,880
1.54% -
2014
$60,930
3.43% -
2013
$58,840
2.38% -
2012
$57,440
- -

Table 2. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary by Industry Sector

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
$71,020
Mining
$69,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$69,300
Utilities
$68,430
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,260
Manufacturing
$61,050
Educational Services
$59,200
Information
$55,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,190
Finance and Insurance
$51,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$47,830

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 $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
California
$83,350
Washington
$77,240
Louisiana
$76,320
Nevada
$75,720
Virginia
$75,270
Maryland
$72,150
Ohio
$71,800
New Jersey
$71,620
New York
$70,990
Massachusetts
$70,190
Colorado
$69,920
Illinois
$69,820
New Mexico
$69,160
Minnesota
$68,620
Connecticut
$68,250
Kentucky
$66,870
North Dakota
$66,610
Missouri
$64,870
Utah
$64,690
Nebraska
$63,200
Alaska
$63,140
Hawaii
$62,520
Wisconsin
$62,490
Arizona
$61,740
Maine
$61,100
Alabama
$60,790
Texas
$58,960
North Carolina
$58,900
Wyoming
$57,930
Mississippi
$57,890
Oregon
$57,580
Pennsylvania
$57,510
Florida
$56,550
South Dakota
$56,520
Vermont
$56,460
Oklahoma
$55,780
Iowa
$55,600
Indiana
$55,400
Michigan
$54,850
Idaho
$52,900
Arkansas
$51,770
Tennessee
$51,200
Kansas
$51,000
West Virginia
$49,260
South Carolina
$49,250
Georgia
$49,240
Montana
$48,090
New Hampshire
$46,240



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