Salary for Mapping Technicians

Also known as:  Cartographic Aide, Cartographic Technician, Field Map Technician, Geophysical Prospecting Surveying Technician, GIS Mapping Technician, Mapping Technician, Mineral Surveying Technician, Surveying Technician, Topography Technician

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Individuals employed as mapmaking technicians compile field notes and computerized data, verify accuracy, and generate maps based on client needs. They may trace contours or specific topographic details, research property line information, establish the relative position of geographical markers in order to enable the creation of photo mosaics, and determine the scales, line size, and colors of hard copy maps. A background in computer science and/or geography is especially useful for this occupation. Most mapping technicians have at least some college, and many have Associate's or Bachelor's degrees.

A Mapping Technician can receive a compensation in a range of 24000 and 36000 based on experience. Mapping Technicians can expect a compensation of Thirty Nine Thousand Three Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Mapping Technicians are paid most highly in California, which has normal pay levels of approximately $56740. People in this career obtain the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn a compensation of $56420.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.62 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Mapping Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $56,420
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $52,620
Utilities $51,910
Manufacturing $50,660
Finance and Insurance $47,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises $46,130
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $34,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $37,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $40,140
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,320
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $43,470
Educational Services $44,060
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