Cartographer Salary

Cartographers in the United States take home an average $58K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Cartographers (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Cartographers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$34,497 - $86,417
$34K
$48K
$86K
MEDIAN: $48,149
10%
50%
90%

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$14.61 - $29.48
$20
MEDIAN: $20.03
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$0$87K
Salary $34,497 - $86,417
Bonus $100.00
Total Pay (?
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$32,370 - $87,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $20.03
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $100.00
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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$32,370 - $87,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Cartographer

Pay by Experience for a Cartographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Cartographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cartographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Cartographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 15 salaries. A Cartographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cartographer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Cartographer Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Cartographer Salaries

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 20%
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