Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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.

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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
9,870 5.3 % $23.48 $48,830 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.56 $16.90 $22.15 $28.76 $35.79
Annual Wage (2) $28,210 $35,160 $46,080 $59,830 $74,440

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural and engineering services 4,170 $21.97 $45,690
Local government (OES designation) 2,030 $22.85 $47,520
Federal government (OES designation) 870 $33.30 $69,260
Computer systems design and related services 650 $23.24 $48,340
Management and technical consulting services 450 $21.71 $45,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 870 $33.30 $69,260
Oil and gas extraction 50 $28.17 $58,590
Scientific research and development services 120 $27.89 $58,020
Management of companies and enterprises 110 $26.57 $55,260
Power generation and supply 80 $24.24 $50,420

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 100 $24.88 $51,740 0.034%
Virginia 980 $29.74 $61,860 0.028%
Colorado 530 $26.94 $56,030 0.025%
Maine 140 $19.31 $40,170 0.024%
Maryland 480 $30.37 $63,170 0.020%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maryland 480 $30.37 $63,170 0.020%
Virginia 980 $29.74 $61,860 0.028%
Colorado 530 $26.94 $56,030 0.025%
Washington 430 $26.48 $55,080 0.017%
Nevada 140 $25.66 $53,380 0.013%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 80 $25.23 $52,470 0.057%
Madison, WI MSA 140 $20.32 $42,270 0.049%
Olympia, WA PMSA 40 $24.26 $50,470 0.046%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 70 $25.82 $53,700 0.046%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 1,230 $30.73 $63,930 0.045%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA (7) $44.47 $92,490 (7)
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 30 $31.62 $65,760 0.005%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 40 $31.07 $64,630 0.017%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 1,230 $30.73 $63,930 0.045%
Denver, CO PMSA 350 $28.01 $58,270 0.031%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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