Cartographer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Cartographer is $48,470 per year. A skill in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Cartographer Salary (?
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$30,516 - $80,000
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MEDIAN: $48,469
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Cartographer Salary (?
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$10.25 - $35.62
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,516 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
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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$25,257 - $75,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $35.62  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
   
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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$25,257 - $75,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Cartographer

  • 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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Experience Affects Cartographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%