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Average Cartographer Salary

$54,323
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$2,017
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The average salary for a Cartographer is $54,323.
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$36k
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$54k
90%
$83k
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What Do Cartographers Do?

Cartographer Tasks
  • 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.
  • Build and maintain geographical information databases.
  • Create, maintain, and update visual representations of cartographic data.
  • Create representations of specified terrain or areas by integrating collected data at a specified scale.

Job Satisfaction for Cartographer

4.1 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Cartographers?

Skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ArcGIS, Python and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cartographers?

An entry-level Cartographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,956 based on 9 salaries. An early career Cartographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,239 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Cartographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,788 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Cartographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,900 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,496.
Employees with Cartographer in their job title in St. Louis, Missouri earn an average of 99.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (43.9% more) and Silver Spring, Maryland (10.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 106 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.5%
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
16.0%
Experienced
14.2%
Late Career
16.0%

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