Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
35.4k
Average Age
42.6
Average Salary
$67,892
Average Male Salary
$71,332
Average Female Salary
$53,440

About

Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists was $67,892 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists by wage are Registered nurses, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Mining machine operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are Severna Park, Arnold & Lake Shore PUMA, MD, Ionia, Montcalm, Mecosta & Osceola Counties PUMA, MI, and Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are Humboldt County PUMA, CA, Severna Park, Arnold & Lake Shore PUMA, MD, and Indiana & Armstrong Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are paid most in Frederick County (Outside Greater Frederick City) PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Humboldt County PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,892
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,259

In 2020, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists earned an average of $67,892, $11,938 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining make somewhat more than Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists while Registered nurses make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.311
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, National security & international affairs, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

35.4k
2020 Workforce
± 4,616
2.03%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.2%

The number of people employed as Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists has been growing at a rate of 2.03%, from 34,657 people in 2019 to 35,359 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists at  48.4%, followed by Construction with 8.3% and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 6.02%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists in the US. The average age of male Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists in the workforce is 42.8 and of female Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

28.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,149
6.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,024

80.8% of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

83.3% of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.63% of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists.

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Age by Sex

42.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.98
41.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.24

The median age of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 0.999 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is Engineering but a relatively high number of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Science, and Reading Comprehension.

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