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Cartographer - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Cartographer"

How much does a Cartographer in the federal government get paid? $97,642.22* *Based on the 2020 average.

Cartographer was the 245th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 451 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Cartography, with an average salary of $110,177.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 136 $110,177.13
Geological Survey 123 $92,118.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 39 $82,811.28
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 36 $89,985.58
National Park Service 27 $88,989.07
Fpac Business Center 17 $97,071.47
Forest Service 16 $85,503.06
Bureau of the Census 15 $104,948.20
Customs and Border Protection 11 $119,775.00
Bureau of Land Management 9 $89,708.11
Indian Affairs 6 $86,074.67
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 5 $128,466.80
Department of State 3 $131,923.33
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $83,784.00
Department of Energy 2 $105,077.50
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $110,554.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $109,508.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $133,546.00
Presidio Trust 1 $68,210.00

Cartographer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Cartographer is $97,642.22. The highest paid Cartographer made $170,800 in 2020.

Common Cartographer Payscales

Payscale Number of Cartography Employees
GS - General Schedule 312
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 136
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Cartographer was $72,421. Since then, the average pay has increased to $97,642 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1370.

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