Cartographer Salary

Median pay for Cartographers in the United States is around $51K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cartographers. Most Cartographers survey respondents are men (70 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$30,581 - $82,841
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,933
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$10.65 - $29.36
(Median)
$11
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,581 - $82,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,743 - $77,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$19.43 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,743 - $77,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Cartographer

While the old definition of the position of cartographer as a mapmaker still holds true, many of the routine aspects of this job have changed greatly with the advent of GPS technology. While a variety of employers may utilize the services of a cartographer, most commonly this employee can be found in businesses that work with logistics and require modern and up-to-date geospatial graphical representation for field employees working in surface, water, or air operations. The cartographer still helps to create maps, but in a modern sense, this person is collecting and creating optimum route and terrain information and graphically representing it in constantly updating map format for companies that operate service fleets in logistics.

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Cartographer Tasks

  • Create, maintain, and update visual representations of cartographic data.
  • Create representations of specified terrain or areas by integrating collected data at a specified scale.
  • Build and maintain geographical information databases.
  • Collect, document, and analyze geospatial data, photographs, historical maps, and text documentation.
  • Define quality standards and annotation to indicate quality of data used in map creation.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Cartographers who took the survey. Graphic Design and Geographic Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Geographic Information Systems.

Pay by Experience Level for Cartographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Cartographers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $37K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. On average, Cartographers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Cartographers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

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Experience Affects Cartographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Cartographer Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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