Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
52%
risk level
POLLING
60%
Based on 49 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$76,210
or $36.64 per hour
Volume
12,330
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.9/10

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Automation risk

52% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

60% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 52% chance of automation.

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What is the likelihood that Cartographers and Photogrammetrists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' job openings is expected to rise 2.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' was $76,210, or $36 per hour

'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' were paid 58.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 12,330 people employed as 'Cartographers and Photogrammetrists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 12 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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