Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
11,240 2.8 % $28.90 $60,110 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.74 $20.94 $26.91 $35.18 $44.38
Annual Wage (2) $34,810 $43,560 $55,970 $73,180 $92,310


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 3,720 0.29 $28.19 $58,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,830 0.05 $27.48 $57,150
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 990 0.09 $28.56 $59,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 660 0.03 $40.13 $83,480
State Government (OES Designation) 530 0.02 $26.53 $55,180

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 3,720 0.29 $28.19 $58,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 990 0.09 $28.56 $59,410
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $33.07 $68,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,830 0.05 $27.48 $57,150
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $34.36 $71,480

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) 660 0.03 $40.13 $83,480
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $38.48 $80,040
Office Administrative Services 30 0.01 $35.93 $74,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $35.32 $73,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $34.36 $71,480


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 0.90 $31.89 $66,330
Texas 820 0.08 0.90 $27.03 $56,220
Virginia 710 0.20 2.27 $33.50 $69,690
Colorado 630 0.29 3.31 $33.47 $69,620
Maryland 570 0.23 2.62 $33.49 $69,660




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 0.47 5.41 $25.27 $52,550
Oregon 470 0.30 3.37 $28.83 $59,960
Alabama 550 0.30 3.48 $22.20 $46,170
New Mexico 230 0.29 3.31 $23.09 $48,030
Idaho 170 0.29 3.26 $26.79 $55,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 490 0.07 0.78 $36.64 $76,220
Nevada 200 0.18 2.02 $34.70 $72,180
Washington 370 0.14 1.55 $34.33 $71,410
New Jersey 170 0.04 0.50 $33.86 $70,430
Virginia 710 0.20 2.27 $33.50 $69,690





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 550 0.24 2.73 $36.82 $76,590
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 370 0.31 3.49 $35.13 $73,080
Huntsville, AL 360 1.80 20.58 $20.78 $43,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 330 0.34 3.90 $30.99 $64,450
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 250 0.46 5.21 $40.52 $84,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 240 0.09 1.08 $31.42 $65,360
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 220 0.28 3.16 $36.88 $76,710
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 220 0.28 3.17 $23.16 $48,170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.17 1.97 $26.17 $54,430
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 210 0.17 1.93 $27.54 $57,290




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)
Huntsville, AL 360 1.80 20.58 $20.78 $43,220
Cheyenne, WY 40 0.92 10.52 $26.36 $54,830
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 80 0.82 9.41 $23.15 $48,150
Colorado Springs, CO 120 0.48 5.49 $31.44 $65,390
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 250 0.46 5.21 $40.52 $84,270
Anchorage, AK 70 0.42 4.75 $28.44 $59,160
Albuquerque, NM 160 0.42 4.83 $22.56 $46,920
Madison, WI 140 0.41 4.72 $22.44 $46,670
Boise City-Nampa, ID 100 0.39 4.48 $30.00 $62,400
Olympia, WA 30 0.36 4.13 $33.97 $70,650




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.25 2.86 $41.86 $87,080
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 250 0.46 5.21 $40.52 $84,270
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.14 1.65 $39.66 $82,500
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.13 1.51 $38.57 $80,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $38.24 $79,540
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.04 $37.91 $78,860
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 220 0.28 3.16 $36.88 $76,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.24 2.73 $36.82 $76,590
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.09 1.07 $36.51 $75,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 1.22 $36.39 $75,690

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 0.49 5.54 $22.70 $47,220
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 4.49 $20.81 $43,280
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.37 $22.12 $46,000
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.84 $23.45 $48,770

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 0.49 5.54 $22.70 $47,220
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 4.49 $20.81 $43,280
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.84 $23.45 $48,770
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.37 $22.12 $46,000

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.84 $23.45 $48,770
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.54 $22.70 $47,220
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.37 $22.12 $46,000
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 4.49 $20.81 $43,280
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $36,800


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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