Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

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2019 Workforce
35.7k
Average Age
43.8
Average Salary
$64,898
Average Male Salary
$68,619
Average Female Salary
$50,781

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Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists was $64,898 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists by wage are Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers, Radiologic technologists and technicians, and Control & valve installers & repairers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are .

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 National security & international affairs. Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are paid most in Knox, Stark, Bureau, Marshall & Woodford Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,898
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,271

In 2019, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists earned an average of $64,898, $9,374 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Radiologic technologists and technicians make somewhat more than Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists while Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers 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

0.278
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.278, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Construction, and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Electric & gas, and other combinations, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Industries by Share

35.7k
2019 Workforce
± 4,637
−7.65%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.5%

The number of people employed as Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists has been declining at a rate of −7.65%, from 38,628 people in 2018 to 35,674 people in 2019.

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  50.5%, followed by Construction with 8.52% and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 6.8%.

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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 44.2 and of female Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

28.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,125
7.44k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,118

79.1% of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

87.5% of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.56% 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 Gender

44.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.95
42.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.37

The median age of Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists is 43.8, and Male employees are generally 1.98 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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