Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Salary and Wages

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $17.50 $28.30 $45.60
Annual Wage $36,400 $58,800 $94,800
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists study, research, and develop maps and other spatial data in graphic or digital form for political, legal, educational, social, or design purposes. They collect, analyze, and evaluate geographic information provided by satellite data, aerial photographs, and geodetic surveys. These professionals may also design and evaluate user interfaces, data structures, and algorithms used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping systems.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for cartographers and photogrammetrists was roughly $57,500. The lowest ten percent earned less than $35,000, while the top ten percent earned over $95,000 a year.

The annual compensation for cartgraphers and photogrammetrists for the top five industries that employ these professionals are as follows:

Federal government $84,850
Local government $57,800
Management and technical consulting $57,200
Architectural services $55,300
State government $52,000
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