Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
11,670 3.6 % $29.31 $60,970 4.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.99 $20.28 $26.21 $34.79 $44.58
Annual Wage (2) $33,260 $42,180 $54,510 $72,350 $92,730


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 3,830 0.30 $27.38 $56,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 0.05 $26.69 $55,520
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 860 0.09 $47.91 $99,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $39.89 $82,980
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.02 $26.52 $55,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,830 0.30 $27.38 $56,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 860 0.09 $47.91 $99,660
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $32.76 $68,150
Oil and Gas Extraction 100 0.06 $32.21 $67,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 0.05 $26.69 $55,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 860 0.09 $47.91 $99,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 670 0.03 $39.89 $82,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $35.28 $73,390
Office Administrative Services 40 0.01 $33.50 $69,680
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $32.76 $68,150


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 1,110 0.08 0.86 $30.76 $63,970
Virginia 930 0.26 2.88 $32.24 $67,060
Texas 900 0.09 0.97 $46.02 $95,730
Colorado 690 0.32 3.49 $33.48 $69,640
Alabama 580 0.32 3.47 $20.98 $43,640




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)
Wyoming 130 0.49 5.38 $24.00 $49,930
Colorado 690 0.32 3.49 $33.48 $69,640
Alabama 580 0.32 3.47 $20.98 $43,640
Idaho 180 0.30 3.25 $26.99 $56,130
Oregon 450 0.29 3.10 $24.41 $50,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 900 0.09 0.97 $46.02 $95,730
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.34 $38.19 $79,440
Nevada 170 0.15 1.65 $34.73 $72,230
Florida 400 0.06 0.61 $34.40 $71,550
West Virginia 50 0.08 0.85 $34.15 $71,030

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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.30 3.24 $35.93 $74,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 480 0.19 2.09 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora, CO 460 0.39 4.22 $35.13 $73,070
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 300 0.32 3.43 $25.95 $53,980
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.50 5.47 $39.97 $83,140
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 230 0.29 3.12 $35.89 $74,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.14 1.50 $24.95 $51,900
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 0.15 1.66 $25.32 $52,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 0.14 1.55 $27.83 $57,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.31 $36.25 $75,400




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)
Casper, WY 40 1.11 12.04 $22.99 $47,810
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.51 5.59 $25.20 $52,420
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.50 5.47 $39.97 $83,140
Anchorage, AK 80 0.47 5.12 $28.60 $59,480
Colorado Springs, CO 110 0.46 4.97 $28.44 $59,160
Madison, WI 140 0.44 4.80 $21.03 $43,750
Boise City-Nampa, ID 110 0.43 4.67 $29.42 $61,190
Denver-Aurora, CO 460 0.39 4.22 $35.13 $73,070
Olympia, WA 30 0.36 3.90 $32.74 $68,110
Lincoln, NE 60 0.35 3.78 $27.39 $56,980




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)
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 280 0.50 5.47 $39.97 $83,140
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.25 2.77 $39.27 $81,690
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 100 0.12 1.35 $37.93 $78,880
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.17 1.84 $37.88 $78,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.60 $76,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.31 $36.25 $75,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $36.04 $74,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.30 3.24 $35.93 $74,740
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 230 0.29 3.12 $35.89 $74,660
Denver-Aurora, CO 460 0.39 4.22 $35.13 $73,070

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 0.48 5.17 $22.04 $45,850
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 5.09 $19.90 $41,390
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.55 $21.04 $43,770
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.58 $20.03 $41,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.92 $19.59 $40,760

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 0.48 5.17 $22.04 $45,850
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 5.09 $19.90 $41,390
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.55 $21.04 $43,770
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.58 $20.03 $41,670
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.92 $19.59 $40,760

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)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 5.17 $22.04 $45,850
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.55 $21.04 $43,770
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.58 $20.03 $41,670
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 5.09 $19.90 $41,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.92 $19.59 $40,760


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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