Average Cartographer with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Skills Salary

$55,496
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$1,952
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The average salary for a Cartographer with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills is $55,496.
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$36k
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$55k
90%
$95k
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$36k - $95k
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$100 - $10k
Total Pay
$36k - $93k

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Job Description for Cartographer

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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Popular Skills for Cartographer

Skills in ArcGIS and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator, Data Management and Graphic Design.

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 $42,241 based on 5 salaries. An early career Cartographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,279 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Cartographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Cartographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,073 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 73 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.8%
Early Career
47.9%
Mid Career
12.3%
Experienced
17.8%
Late Career
15.1%

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