Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
12,100 2.5 % $31.81 $66,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.11 $23.61 $30.17 $38.40 $47.98
Annual Wage (2) $39,740 $49,100 $62,750 $79,870 $99,800


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 (OES Designation) 3,950 0.07 $30.21 $62,840
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,300 0.24 $31.84 $66,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,230 0.09 $32.43 $67,450
State Government (OES Designation) 720 0.03 $28.51 $59,290
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 570 0.03 $42.20 $87,790

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 3,300 0.24 $31.84 $66,240
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.17 $39.89 $82,980
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $35.69 $74,230
Oil and Gas Extraction 180 0.10 $37.81 $78,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,230 0.09 $32.43 $67,450

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) 570 0.03 $42.20 $87,790
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.17 $39.89 $82,980
Oil and Gas Extraction 180 0.10 $37.81 $78,640
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 170 0.01 $36.25 $75,400
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $35.69 $74,230


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 1,590 0.14 1.57 $30.52 $63,480
California 1,570 0.10 1.14 $38.82 $80,750
Colorado 870 0.35 4.01 $33.29 $69,230
Florida 520 0.06 0.74 $29.89 $62,160
North Carolina 520 0.12 1.42 $27.96 $58,150




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)
Alaska 150 0.47 5.46 $29.78 $61,950
Colorado 870 0.35 4.01 $33.29 $69,230
Wyoming 90 0.33 3.80 $28.08 $58,410
Idaho 180 0.28 3.23 $24.95 $51,890
Oregon 480 0.27 3.11 $28.57 $59,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,570 0.10 1.14 $38.82 $80,750
Virginia 440 0.12 1.37 $36.99 $76,930
Washington 400 0.13 1.52 $36.96 $76,890
Nevada 130 0.11 1.22 $36.80 $76,540
New York 170 0.02 0.22 $36.64 $76,200





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 670 0.48 5.53 $34.23 $71,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 1.98 $36.26 $75,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 1.02 $39.33 $81,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 330 0.29 3.42 $29.86 $62,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 1.38 $42.30 $87,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.23 $29.06 $60,450
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 200 0.15 1.74 $28.01 $58,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 1.41 $39.44 $82,040
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.21 2.42 $37.42 $77,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 1.11 $33.45 $69,580




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 1.42 16.53 $25.52 $53,080
Anchorage, AK 110 0.63 7.34 $28.71 $59,720
Missoula, MT 40 0.62 7.17 $20.65 $42,950
Rapid City, SD 40 0.55 6.33 $30.53 $63,490
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 670 0.48 5.53 $34.23 $71,200
Florence, SC 30 0.37 4.30 $19.99 $41,580
Columbia, SC 140 0.37 4.35 $25.72 $53,490
Boise City, ID 100 0.35 4.05 $27.07 $56,300
Trenton, NJ 70 0.31 3.60 $41.32 $85,950
Boulder, CO 60 0.31 3.66 $28.84 $59,990




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 1.83 $47.07 $97,910
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.29 3.35 $43.21 $89,880
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.88 $42.37 $88,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 1.38 $42.30 $87,980
Springfield, IL 30 0.30 3.52 $42.27 $87,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.06 0.68 $41.44 $86,190
Trenton, NJ 70 0.31 3.60 $41.32 $85,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.80 $82,780
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.10 1.19 $39.52 $82,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 1.41 $39.44 $82,040

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)
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.69 $20.58 $42,800

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)
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.69 $20.58 $42,800

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.08 $50,090
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.69 $20.58 $42,800


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017