Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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
Geographic 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)
11,610 2.8 % $31.04 $64,570 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.56 $23.13 $29.29 $37.57 $46.91
Annual Wage (2) $38,610 $48,110 $60,930 $78,140 $97,570


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,950 0.29 $30.26 $62,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,070 0.06 $29.39 $61,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,420 0.12 $32.12 $66,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $41.59 $86,500
State Government (OES Designation) 540 0.02 $29.90 $62,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,950 0.29 $30.26 $62,950
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 0.22 $37.19 $77,360
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,420 0.12 $32.12 $66,810
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,070 0.06 $29.39 $61,120
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.05 $28.91 $60,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 610 0.03 $41.59 $86,500
Employment Services 150 (7) $39.84 $82,860
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 0.22 $37.19 $77,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $34.99 $72,780
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $34.22 $71,170


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,710 0.11 1.32 $32.77 $68,150
Texas 880 0.08 0.91 $28.19 $58,630
Florida 700 0.09 1.06 $39.33 $81,810
Colorado 660 0.28 3.25 $33.89 $70,500
Oregon 610 0.36 4.23 $28.49 $59,250



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 610 0.36 4.23 $28.49 $59,250
Idaho 200 0.33 3.80 $25.30 $52,620
Wyoming 90 0.32 3.70 $25.35 $52,730
Alaska 90 0.29 3.37 $33.23 $69,110
Colorado 660 0.28 3.25 $33.89 $70,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 700 0.09 1.06 $39.33 $81,810
Virginia 430 0.12 1.39 $37.18 $77,330
Nevada 160 0.13 1.54 $36.91 $76,760
Illinois 270 0.05 0.54 $36.55 $76,010
New Jersey 210 0.05 0.62 $36.50 $75,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 420 0.32 3.72 $34.98 $72,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 420 0.40 4.62 $30.60 $63,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 1.62 $42.44 $88,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.18 2.10 $28.77 $59,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.09 1.08 $35.83 $74,530
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 250 0.30 3.43 $33.60 $69,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.88 $37.58 $78,170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 200 0.16 1.81 $28.69 $59,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.56 $34.56 $71,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.11 1.22 $31.58 $65,700



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Corvallis, OR 50 1.45 16.83 $23.93 $49,770
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.72 8.36 $24.73 $51,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 420 0.40 4.62 $30.60 $63,650
Boise City-Nampa, ID 100 0.37 4.35 $27.16 $56,500
Anchorage, AK 70 0.37 4.33 $33.78 $70,270
Boulder, CO 60 0.35 4.11 $28.54 $59,370
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.33 3.83 $44.13 $91,780
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 420 0.32 3.72 $34.98 $72,770
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 250 0.30 3.43 $33.60 $69,890
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 40 0.30 3.50 $31.50 $65,530



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 130 0.23 2.69 $45.22 $94,060
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.33 3.83 $44.13 $91,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 1.62 $42.44 $88,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 1.14 $40.54 $84,320
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.13 1.48 $38.58 $80,240
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.28 3.29 $38.58 $80,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.78 $37.75 $78,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.88 $37.58 $78,170
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.20 2.34 $37.44 $77,880
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.23 $36.44 $75,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.53 $22.96 $47,760
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 1.14 $24.28 $50,510
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.10 1.22 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.53 $22.96 $47,760
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.10 1.22 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 1.14 $24.28 $50,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.19 $54,480
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.10 1.14 $24.28 $50,510
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 4.53 $22.96 $47,760


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015