|Quick Facts: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists|
$68,900 per year
$33.12 per hour
|3% (Slower than average)|
What Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Do
Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information in order to create and update maps and charts for regional planning, education, and other purposes.
Although cartographers and photogrammetrists spend much of their time in offices, certain jobs require extensive travel to locations that are being mapped.
How to Become a Cartographer or Photogrammetrist
Cartographers and photogrammetrists typically need a bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, geomatics, or surveying.
The median annual wage for cartographers and photogrammetrists was $68,900 in May 2021.
Employment of cartographers and photogrammetrists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 1,000 openings for cartographers and photogrammetrists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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