Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for 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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,750 3.7 % $28.53 $59,340 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.64 $19.74 $25.50 $34.15 $43.47
Annual Wage (2) $32,520 $41,050 $53,050 $71,030 $90,410


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,330 $26.42 $54,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 $25.94 $53,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 $39.78 $82,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 650 (8) (8)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 480 $29.71 $61,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 790 $39.78 $82,750
Office Administrative Services 40 $32.92 $68,480
Natural Gas Distribution 70 $32.64 $67,880
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (8) $31.88 $66,310
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 $31.13 $64,760


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 120 $22.93 $47,700 0.422
Montana 130 $19.91 $41,410 0.307
Alaska 90 $29.04 $60,390 0.278
Oregon 450 $24.11 $50,150 0.277
Colorado 620 $31.45 $65,410 0.275

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Jersey 140 $36.56 $76,040 0.037
Maryland 610 $34.27 $71,270 0.242
Florida 400 $34.12 $70,960 0.054
Washington 390 $33.03 $68,700 0.140
Nevada 140 $32.59 $67,780 0.119


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 340 $41.24 $85,770 0.601
Missoula, MT 30 $21.91 $45,570 0.581
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 $25.35 $52,720 0.503
Anchorage, AK 70 $28.79 $59,880 0.452
Colorado Springs, CO 110 $28.11 $58,480 0.442

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 340 $41.24 $85,770 0.601
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 $37.20 $77,380 0.169
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 $37.04 $77,040 0.271
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 80 $35.84 $74,550 0.088
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 $35.64 $74,140 0.038


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010