The salary statistics of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The surveyors, 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||$35,510|
|25th Percentile Wage||$46,720|
|50th Percentile Wage||$61,770|
|75th Percentile Wage||$80,680|
|90th Percentile Wage||$100,470|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists is $100,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,510. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 182% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in 15 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 surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $73,390. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $39,570).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |