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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,770
2.54% 8.48%
2016
$60,200
2.13% -
2015
$58,920
1.58% -
2014
$57,990
1.48% -
2013
$57,130
1.05% -
2012
$56,530
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Table 2. Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists Salary by Industry Sector

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
$73,390
Utilities
$72,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,940
Transportation and Warehousing
$67,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,790
Mining
$64,980
Construction
$62,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,310
Educational Services
$59,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,900
Finance and Insurance
$58,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,990
Information
$54,160
Manufacturing
$48,340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,570



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