Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
11,290 2.7 % $30.07 $62,540 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.50 $22.02 $28.29 $36.46 $45.57
Annual Wage (2) $36,390 $45,800 $58,840 $75,830 $94,780


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 3,890 0.29 $28.70 $59,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,800 0.05 $28.94 $60,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,360 0.12 $29.84 $62,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $40.62 $84,490
State Government (OES Designation) 550 0.02 $28.51 $59,300

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 3,890 0.29 $28.70 $59,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,360 0.12 $29.84 $62,080
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 240 0.06 $36.37 $75,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,800 0.05 $28.94 $60,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $40.62 $84,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 110 (7) $41.17 $85,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 650 0.03 $40.62 $84,490
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 240 0.06 $36.37 $75,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $35.32 $73,460
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.03 $35.28 $73,380


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 1,400 0.09 1.11 $31.70 $65,940
Texas 810 0.07 0.87 $24.10 $50,120
Oregon 670 0.41 4.78 $30.56 $63,560
Colorado 620 0.27 3.18 $34.05 $70,810
Florida 590 0.08 0.93 $40.75 $84,750




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 670 0.41 4.78 $30.56 $63,560
Wyoming 100 0.35 4.07 $25.58 $53,200
Idaho 200 0.32 3.75 $25.36 $52,740
Alaska 100 0.30 3.54 $31.49 $65,500
New Mexico 210 0.27 3.17 $24.18 $50,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 590 0.08 0.93 $40.75 $84,750
Illinois 190 0.03 0.38 $38.31 $79,680
Virginia 420 0.12 1.37 $36.50 $75,930
Maryland 400 0.16 1.84 $36.47 $75,850
Washington 400 0.14 1.67 $35.80 $74,460





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 500 0.49 5.72 $32.50 $67,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 360 0.15 1.80 $41.01 $85,290
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 340 0.27 3.16 $34.82 $72,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 1.46 $29.75 $61,890
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 1.80 $27.04 $56,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 220 0.12 1.42 $28.71 $59,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.60 $34.88 $72,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.77 $31.79 $66,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.13 1.55 $38.29 $79,650
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 180 0.21 2.50 $21.41 $44,530




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)
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.73 8.53 $26.99 $56,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 500 0.49 5.72 $32.50 $67,600
Lexington-Fayette, KY 100 0.42 4.89 $24.21 $50,350
Boise City-Nampa, ID 110 0.41 4.86 $26.61 $55,360
Anchorage, AK 70 0.41 4.85 $32.07 $66,710
Springfield, IL 40 0.35 4.10 $38.62 $80,320
Colorado Springs, CO 80 0.34 3.94 (8) (8)
Boulder, CO 60 0.34 4.01 $29.25 $60,850
Albuquerque, NM 120 0.33 3.92 $24.95 $51,890
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.32 3.74 $36.48 $75,880




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.31 3.67 $43.79 $91,080
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.25 2.95 $43.10 $89,640
Winston-Salem, NC 50 0.24 2.81 $41.53 $86,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 360 0.15 1.80 $41.01 $85,290
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.31 3.60 $39.71 $82,600
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.12 1.44 $39.16 $81,450
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 1.19 $39.04 $81,200
Springfield, IL 40 0.35 4.10 $38.62 $80,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.13 1.55 $38.29 $79,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.24 $37.62 $78,250

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 70 0.47 5.51 $22.49 $46,790
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.17 $21.30 $44,310
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.98 $19.71 $40,990
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.24 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.91 $21.75 $45,240

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 70 0.47 5.51 $22.49 $46,790
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.17 $21.30 $44,310
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.91 $21.75 $45,240
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.98 $19.71 $40,990
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.24 (8) (8)

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.04 $62,480
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.10 $54,280
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 5.51 $22.49 $46,790
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.91 $21.75 $45,240
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.17 $21.30 $44,310


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014