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Occupation Title: Mapping Technicians

Description: Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-3031.02

Sample Job Titles: Mapping Technician, Stereoplotter Operator, Photogrammetric Compilation Specialist, Photogrammetric Technician, Computer Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician), Draftsman, Hydrographic Surveyor, Photogrammetric Stereo Compiler, Aerotriangulation Specialist, Agricultural Global Positioning System Mapper (Agricultural GPS Mapper)

 Salary Chart Mapping Technicians

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 71,920
2009: 62,940
2010: 53,870
2011: 48,590
2012: 47,000

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 20,000
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).