Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (17-1021)

Occupation description:  Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for 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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 111112 0.90 44
United States 12,30015,900 29.3360 380740

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 31.4518.9823.54 29.7537.9547.22
Alaska 34.5023.1127.20 34.7241.6845.54
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.1825.4131.12 37.0541.6845.75

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10511 10.543.9 33.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 25
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Geomatics AAS
Geomatics Bac