Cartographer - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Cartographer"How much does a Cartographer in the federal government get paid? $100,474.35* *Based on the 2021 average.
Cartographer was the 240th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 455 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Cartography, with an average salary of $113,344.
Government Cartography jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Cartography job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Cartographer
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||138||$113,344.18|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||42||$84,067.83|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||36||$96,399.19|
|National Park Service||32||$88,908.59|
|Fpac Business Center||17||$102,098.82|
|Bureau of the Census||12||$108,600.33|
|Customs and Border Protection||11||$112,331.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||9||$94,442.67|
|Bureau of Ocean Energy Management||6||$133,812.50|
|Department of State||4||$121,620.00|
|Department of Energy||2||$107,378.50|
|Office of Secretary of Transportation||1||$87,198.00|
|Federal Aviation Administration||1||$112,753.00|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||1||$114,059.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||1||$136,180.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||1||$80,275.00|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||1||$99,310.00|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||1||$62,133.00|
Cartographer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Cartographer is $100,474.35. The highest paid Cartographer made $175,550 in 2021.
Common Cartographer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Cartography Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||314|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||138|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions||1|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Cartography jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Insurance Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Fingerprint Identification||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Soil Conservation||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Civil Rights Analysis||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Environmental Health Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Cartography Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Cartographer was $72,421. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,474 in 2021.
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