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Cartographer - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Cartographer"

How much does a Cartographer in the federal government get paid? $102,192.32* *Based on the 2022 average.

Cartographer was the 241st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 449 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Cartography, with an average salary of $115,404.

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.

Job Description

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

Cartographer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Cartographer is $102,192.32. The highest paid Cartographer made $176,300 in 2022.

Common Cartographer Payscales

Payscale Number of Cartography Employees
GS - General Schedule 312
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 134
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 ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Fingerprint IdentificationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Soil ConservationProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Civil Rights AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Environmental Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Cartography Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Cartographer was $72,421. Since then, the average pay has increased to $102,192 in 2022.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1370.

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