2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for one or more purposes, such as legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems. May collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Cartographers and Photogrammetrists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $42,980 to $54,110 per year or $21 to $26 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Cartographers and Photogrammetrists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$52||$108,890|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$43||$88,620|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$33||$68,380|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$26||$54,110|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$21||$42,980|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Cartographer and Photogrammetrist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Cartographers are in the states of DC, NJ, MD, NY and CT.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$94590||$45.48|
|Natural Gas Distribution||$87950||$42.28|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||$85660||$41.18|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$83480||$40.14|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||$77690||$37.35|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||$75450||$36.27|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$73900||$35.53|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$67710||$32.55|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$66570||$32.01|
|Social Advocacy Organizations||$66070||$31.77|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$64190||$30.86|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$61330||$29.49|
|Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers||$58190||$27.98|