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Geospatial Industry: Wages and Occupational Outlook
Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition.
This graph shows the following information (number employed, median annual salary and expected job growth) for four GIS occupations: Surveyors, Surveying and Mapping Technicians, Cartographers and Photogrammetrists, and Geographers. It compares this information with the US Average Expected Job Growth.
The US Average Expected Job Growth is about 12%. All of the occupations listed on this chart exceed that percentage substantially.
|Job title||Number Employed||Median Annual Salary||Expected Job Growth|
|Surveyors||about 53,000||$55,000||50,000 (25%)|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||about 57,000||$37,000||32,000 (17%)|
|Cartographers and Photogrammetrists||about 15,000||$55,000||45,000 (22.5%)|
|Geographers||about 2,000||$72,000||70,000 (35%)|
This image also includes a quote from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Recent advancements in mapping technology have led to new uses for maps and a need for more of the data used to build maps."