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Cartographer Salary

An average Cartographer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Cartographers who answered the questionnnaire. Most Cartographers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$29,613 - $88,326
(Median)
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39K
49K
60K
88K
MEDIAN: $48,719
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$10.34 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$29,613 - $88,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
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$25,130 - $79,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$23.25 - $32.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$25,130 - $79,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Cartographer

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


For many Cartographers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. Cartographers bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $58K.

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Experience Affects Cartographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%