July 22, 2005
A geography job is any work that focuses on location. In May 2004, median annual earnings for occupations in the field of geography ranged from $30,380 to $74,980.
Surveying technicians and mapping technicians as a group had median annual earnings of $30,380 in May 2004. Surveyors had median earnings of $42,980.
Cartographers and photogrammetrists had median annual earnings of $46,080; cartographers develop and draw maps, while photogrammetrists interpret detailed photos and other data from jets and planes. Median yearly earnings of urban and regional planners were $53,450.
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts or developers who create new software or design databases are classified as computer applications software engineers or database administrators. Database administrators had median annual salaries of $60,650, while software engineers had median salaries of $74,980 in May 2004.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Earnings in geography jobs on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/jul/wk3/art05.htm (visited November 28, 2014).
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