Labor Market Information

Here are a couple of careers that you can have in the Geography field.

Geographers work in many different areas, such as environmental management, education, disaster response, city and county planning, community development, and more! Geography is an interdisciplinary field that offers diverse career opportunities.

United States

Employment

Percent 
Change

Job Openings 1

2012

2022

Geographers

1,700

2,200

+29%

800

Location

Pay
Period

2012

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$20.15

$27.48

$35.94

$43.00

$49.94

Yearly

$41,900

$57,200

$74,800

$89,400

$103,900

Utah

Hourly

$13.53

$16.50

$22.24

$39.36

$42.80

Yearly

$28,100

$34,300

$46,300

$81,900

$89,000

Surveying and mapping technicians assist surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists. Together, they collect data and make maps of the earth’s surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps.

United States

Employment

Percent 
Change

Job Openings 1

2012

2022

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

54,000

61,300

+14%

17,000

Utah

Employment

Percent 
Change

Job Openings 1

2010

2020

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

510

650

+28%

20

Location

Pay
Period

2012

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$11.62

$14.83

$19.07

$25.34

$31.67

Yearly

$24,200

$30,800

$39,700

$52,700

$65,900

Utah

Hourly

$12.39

$13.81

$18.43

$24.72

$28.56

Yearly

$25,800

$28,700

$38,300

$51,400

$59,400