Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (17-1021)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 102 112 9.8 3 5 9
United States 11800 13500 0.0 300 600 1100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 34.82 20.66 26.01 32.88 42.61 52.35
Alaska 39.72 29.04 35.00 41.47 45.66 48.81
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.82 30.41 35.64 42.94 46.50 49.11

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.