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Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,670
25th Percentile Wage
$45,420
50th Percentile Wage
$60,200
75th Percentile Wage
$79,080
90th Percentile Wage
$98,680

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 $98,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,670. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% 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 surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,2002.13%6.10%
201558,9201.58%-
201457,9901.48%-
201357,1301.05%-
201256,530--

Table 2. Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists in 14 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 transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $91,300. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $43,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$91,300
Utilities
$71,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,050
Mining
$65,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,060
Construction
$61,710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,710
Finance and Insurance
$56,950
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$56,310
Educational Services
$55,840
Information
$54,750
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$54,020
Manufacturing
$50,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$43,150


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