Salary for Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

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Also known as:  Cadastral Mapper, Digital Cartographer, Engineer, Photogrammetric, Map Maker, Mapper, Orthophotography Technician, Photo Cartographer, Photogrammetrist, Topographer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Cartographer and Photogrammetrist will normally get a pay level of $42,980 and $108,890 depending on experience. can earn an average compensation of seventy-two thousand four hundred and twenty dollars per annum.

have the highest average potential salary in District of Columbia, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $95,260. People in this category of job can expect the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has normal pay levels of $89,010.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 49.60 percent nationwide in that time.


Cartographers and Photogrammetrists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services