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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |