Salary for Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Also known as:  Cadastral Mapper, Digital Cartographer, Engineer, Photogrammetric, Map Maker, Mapper, Orthophotography Technician, Photo Cartographer, Photogrammetrist, Topographer

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Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, analyze and present geographical and spatial data in easy to interpret formats. They may use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or design and develop these tools for others to use. These professionals may also research, design and prepare maps for use in many industries. They must be able to interpret data obtained via satellite, aerial photography, and geodetic surveys. Specialized training or apprenticeships may be necessary for this occupation, and many cartographers and photogrammetrists also have Bachelor's degrees. Salaries in this field vary from $50,000-$65,000.

A Cartographer or Photogrammetrist will usually earn wages that can range from 48000 to 72000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists earn average salaries of Sixty One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists can get the best compensation in New Jersey, where they earn salary pay of near $76040. Employees with these job titles receive the highest compensation in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get average pay of $73390.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.54 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $73,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $64,640
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $63,280
Utilities $61,970
Construction $61,970
Public Administration $59,870
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $40,370
Information $42,300
Other Services (except Public Administration) $49,220
Educational Services $54,190
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $54,470
Public Administration $59,870
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