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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 107107 0.03 47
United States 12,60015,000 19.4400 6001,240

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.5520.0325.17 31.4740.8949.70
Alaska 38.9630.8733.61 40.1844.9248.20
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.1831.0636.03 41.3945.7648.29

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1137 6.242.6 34.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 32
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Surveyor Assistant, Instruments Apprenticeship

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Geographic Information Systems CT1