Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

3.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
52%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
2.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$68,900
or $33.12 hourly
VOLUME
12,610
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 52% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' job openings is expected to rise 2.6% by 2031
'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' was $68,900, or $33.12 hourly
'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' are paid 50.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as cartographers and photogrammetrists?

As of 2021 there were 12,610 people employed as Cartographers and Photogrammetrists within the United States.
This represents around 0.009% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.

Job description

Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for one or more purposes, such as legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems. May collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.

SOC Code: 17-1021.00

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