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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-1021 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.


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)
11,300 2.6 % $33.55 $69,790 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.03 $25.17 $31.47 $40.89 $49.70
Annual Wage (2) $41,670 $52,340 $65,470 $85,050 $103,380


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,920 0.07 $32.49 $67,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,900 0.19 $32.54 $67,690
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 730 0.03 $30.38 $63,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 550 0.03 $44.11 $91,740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 500 0.03 $32.29 $67,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $42.58 $88,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,900 0.19 $32.54 $67,690
Oil and Gas Extraction 260 0.18 $37.60 $78,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,920 0.07 $32.49 $67,570
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 730 0.03 $30.38 $63,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 30 0.01 $46.42 $96,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 550 0.03 $44.11 $91,740
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $42.58 $88,570
Oil and Gas Extraction 260 0.18 $37.60 $78,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $36.97 $76,900


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)
Texas 1,270 0.10 1.32 $31.31 $65,120
Colorado 1,130 0.42 5.50 $35.95 $74,770
California 860 0.05 0.64 $43.80 $91,100
North Carolina 770 0.17 2.23 $29.02 $60,350
Florida 620 0.07 0.92 $33.37 $69,400




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)
Colorado 1,130 0.42 5.50 $35.95 $74,770
Wyoming 90 0.35 4.51 $27.08 $56,320
Alaska 110 0.35 4.54 $38.96 $81,040
South Dakota 130 0.31 4.05 $27.38 $56,960
Idaho 150 0.21 2.74 $28.33 $58,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 860 0.05 0.64 $43.80 $91,100
New Jersey 190 0.05 0.59 $43.35 $90,180
Washington 320 0.10 1.25 $41.02 $85,310
Maryland 360 0.14 1.76 $40.76 $84,780
New York 130 0.01 0.18 $40.29 $83,810





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-Lakewood, CO 810 0.54 6.98 $36.08 $75,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 480 0.16 2.04 $30.57 $63,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.15 1.90 $45.67 $94,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.16 2.11 $32.56 $67,720
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 310 0.25 3.20 $28.58 $59,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 280 0.08 1.00 $34.60 $71,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.19 2.48 $35.72 $74,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 210 0.03 0.43 $47.32 $98,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 1.29 $43.43 $90,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 180 0.02 0.24 $42.36 $88,100




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)
Rapid City, SD 60 0.86 11.15 $27.73 $57,680
Boulder, CO 140 0.75 9.71 $37.33 $77,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 810 0.54 6.98 $36.08 $75,050
Anchorage, AK 80 0.49 6.31 $40.18 $83,570
Portsmouth, NH-ME 30 0.36 4.72 $29.67 $61,710
Fort Collins, CO 50 0.32 4.09 $36.34 $75,590
Trenton, NJ 80 0.31 4.08 $40.71 $84,690
Columbia, SC 120 0.31 4.08 $27.92 $58,070
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 110 0.31 4.07 $27.11 $56,390
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 310 0.25 3.20 $28.58 $59,440




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.70 $50.95 $105,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 210 0.03 0.43 $47.32 $98,430
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.91 $47.23 $98,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.15 1.90 $45.67 $94,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 1.29 $43.43 $90,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 180 0.02 0.24 $42.36 $88,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 1.18 $41.23 $85,760
Trenton, NJ 80 0.31 4.08 $40.71 $84,690
Anchorage, AK 80 0.49 6.31 $40.18 $83,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70 0.02 0.31 $39.25 $81,640

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.12 $27.79 $57,800
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 6.38 $27.01 $56,190
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.58 $28.23 $58,710
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.46 (8) (8)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 3.96 (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)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 6.38 $27.01 $56,190
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.12 $27.79 $57,800
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 3.96 (8) (8)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.58 $28.23 $58,710
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.46 (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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.58 $28.23 $58,710
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.12 $27.79 $57,800
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 6.38 $27.01 $56,190


About May 2019 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 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.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020