The average salary for a Cartographer is $49,571.
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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 hel…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Cartographer
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 Adobe Illustrator.
Pay by Experience Level for Cartographer
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 $39,814 based on 11 salaries. An early career Cartographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,695 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Cartographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,359 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Cartographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,265.
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Employees with Cartographer in their job title in St. Louis, Missouri earn an average of 118.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (51.3% more) and Silver Spring, Maryland (3.7% more).
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